This carbon-fiber armor has an LED underbelly. It uses NeoPixel LED strips to run light animations. The armor pieces can be made to mix and match. All pieces hook up to a battery back and micro-controller – both of which Alex made some 3-D printed holders to wear on a belt.
The LEDs are mounted so they face towards the skin to create an under-lit effect.
Code for the project, as well as the plans for the 3-D printed utility pockets, can be found on Hackster.IO Project page.
LeoneLabs created PixelBrite, a study in pixels. This amazing build is more than a light table. It’s a digital Lite-Brite, minimalist light sculpture, a disco light, a sound reactive light show all rolled into one.
With batteries and a slot for and SD card to stream patterns without a computer, PixelBrite can act as a standalone light. You can also plug it into a MIDI controller and have a interactive light show.
The Instructible page on the project is well worth reading. It’s incredibly detailed and contains not only build details (like a complete bill of materials spreadsheet) but some information on color theory and display science as well.
Rick Van Melis created Trees of Life, a beautiful and interactive art installation that allows visitors to connect with the 2 trees and bring them to life.
The art installation features over 9,000 LEDs controlled by 8 Teensy boards using the Fast LED library. Each tree is a separate system. It has 6 hands and 12 ‘arteries'(LED-Strips) 2 out of each hand. These start at 1m50 and go 5 – 7,5m high. Basically when untouched the tree and its arteries are in a restful idle animation. Users however were able to wake up the tree by placing their hands on the “hands of the tree” (hand shaped touch pads), when this happens the 2 arteries connected to the corresponding hand will start pulsating with ‘energy’.
Main board: dedicated to contacts or Hall sensor-based organ keyboards. Direct MIDI/USB output. This board has also a standard Parallel Port, fulle PC compatible. Up to 8 keyboards/pedal/knobs. Direct USB/MIDI output.
Interface board: can receive up to 64 digital or analog inputs. To be connected to the above board.
You can read about the organ project on his web page. (It is in French, but auto translation programs seem to work it)
Ross Fish of Moffenzeef Modular has made an incredible drone synthesizer modular – The Stargazer.
STARGAZER is packed with features: dual wavetable oscillator with ninety arbitrary waveforms, two resonant lowpass filters, three wavetable LFO’s, sample rate reduction, bit rate reduction, amplitude modulation, and CMOS distortion. The expression pedal input can be used to control the speed of all three LFOs at the same time which free up your hands to control other aspects of the drone. It’s also firmware upgradeable!