interactive LED sculpture experiment
In an attempt to get my head around custom lighting electronics, micro-controller board configuration and raspberry pi development, I designed this interactive LED sculpture for the launch of the Steeplejack music label in Melbourne.
The sculpture is comprised of addressable RGB strip with custom wiring and soldering to a fadeCandy micro-controller board that is attached to a raspberry pi2. The raspberry pi is running a server that receives pixel information over a wireless network and maps pixel byte data to the addressable LEDs. The pixel information is sent over the network from my laptop via a piece of custom software developed in processing that converts texture data to pixel byte data.
Audio responsive and generative patterns run in TouchDesigner that are piped into the texture->byte data conversion software via the spout texture sharing framework. The TouchDesigner setup is interfaced with via osc and midi for live performance.
Big thanks to Paul Milne for helping with the construction of the sculpture, and helping figure out a lot of the nitty gritty with the electrical and wiring. Another big thanks to Cale Sexton for letting me steal some of his tunes for the demonstration recording video above.