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The Pool Interactive LED Art Installation

The team a Jen Lewin Studios created an amazing interactive LED art installation called The Pool that is best described as an environment of giant, concentric circles created from interactive pads.

The Pool uses thousands of LEDs driven by Teensy boards to create pools of light you can run and jump and play in.

This video shows the beautiful interactive nature of The Pool and Jen Lewin talks about her inspiration for the installation.

PETT Plant

John Van Strien and team have created an interactive light and sound responsive sculpture called PETT Plant.  

This beautiful work of art can be programmed custom animations from and Android app.  It also has a sound responsive mode where the color of each stem modulates like a rainbow graphic equalizer.

PETT Plant also comes pre-programmed with several brainwave entrainment sequences.  In entrainment mode, PETT Plant will pulsate at specific frequencies to help move you into brainwave states conducive to inducing sleep, meditation or increasing alertness.

This video shows the PETT Plant in action

Thunder Mansion

Thomas Hudson and a group of people at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) have gotten into the Halloween spirit early with this freaky shaking haunted mansion.  The house is made of cardboard with some miniature skulls, bats, and cats laser cut out of plastic.  Thomas added lightning and sound effects as well as making the house shake.  This spooky house is an awesome prop to kick off the Halloween season.

This video shows the mansion in action


Thomas has made the code available on GitHub.

Video Wall

Wolfgang Höhne submitted his video wall project that he recently made.  The field where his football club plays it can be difficult to know the score and time remaining.  Wolfgang created a video wall to display this information.  It’s remotely updated by the announcer to keep spectators informed on the game.  Not every field is equipped with large signboards to display match information.  This project is a great way to solve that problem.

There’s a good write up of the project, including the code, over on