“Five Elements” light sculpturePosted: July 3, 2012 Filed under: Creations, DIY, Explorations, That Totally Worked | Tags: arduino, blinky, creations, decor, DIY, glow, glowy, LED, LEDs, light, RGB, sculpture 3 Comments
After months of work, “Five Elements”, my first full light sculpture debuted this weekend at a private event. This quick video shows a short clip of each ‘element’; the actual five-element cycle is 12 minutes long, repeating each of the five elements five times each hour. As with any “version 1.0”, I have a dozen ways I’d like to polish and keep improving it, but I’m happy with it as is, too.
It’s illuminated by 150 RGB LEDs and controlled by an Arduino Uno using the FastSPI_LED library and my own custom code.
The installation at the debut event used a very different diffuser which made the LEDs more visible. While both were good, I think I prefer this diffuser overall.