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The labaki hackerspace is helping the artist in open sourcing it by understanding how it works and documenting it, creating better user experiences by improving the artist's user interaction with the sculpture, and improving the electronics by using Arduino to control the speed and lights (brightness, colors & strobe). Finally researching into new ways that the artist and the spectactors could interact with the sculpture.
 
The labaki hackerspace is helping the artist in open sourcing it by understanding how it works and documenting it, creating better user experiences by improving the artist's user interaction with the sculpture, and improving the electronics by using Arduino to control the speed and lights (brightness, colors & strobe). Finally researching into new ways that the artist and the spectactors could interact with the sculpture.
  
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A large performance version of up to 15+ m height.
 
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==Software==
 
==Software==

Revision as of 21:26, 13 March 2014


The SpaceTime Helix is a kinetic light sculpture created by artist Michela Pelusio.

SpaceTimeHelix4.jpg The labaki hackerspace is helping the artist in open sourcing it by understanding how it works and documenting it, creating better user experiences by improving the artist's user interaction with the sculpture, and improving the electronics by using Arduino to control the speed and lights (brightness, colors & strobe). Finally researching into new ways that the artist and the spectactors could interact with the sculpture.

The purpose is to have an analytical list of materials in order for everyone to be able to reproduce 3 different sizes of the Space Time Helix. A small desktop version of up to 1m height. A medium living-room version of up to 3m height A large performance version of up to 15+ m height.

SpaceTime Helix at TEDx Heraklion with new 3D-printed Arduino-controlled LED spotlights

Software

Hardware

  • Brushless motor
  • Natural rubber string
  • LED lights
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • ball bearing
  • Controls (knobs)

ToDos

Helix-controllers.png
  1. Create the casing structure for the new led lights together with their lens and the extra focusing lens
  2. Look into the DMX512 protocol as the communication protocol to be used between the wireless/wired controllers and the base Arduino unit that will actually control the lights/motor.
  3. Look for Arduino Bluetooth modules
  4. Design the belt controller to be wireless
  5. Put a Raspberry pi as a web server that will handle all web based communication from controllers (mobile phones, tablets etc) and will translate these to DMX512 and pass them to the Arduino base unit.
  6. Design an HTML5 cross device app as a controller

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