The World in the Viking Age: A huge interactive world map with lots of LEDs
Thanks to André for sending in his team’s awesome project for the Viking Ship Museum in Denmark. Read more about the project here.
Back in April the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde – Denmark – opened their new exhibition “The world in the Viking Age”. YOKE created two installations for the exhibition featuring a huge projection mapping in a world map combined with over 250 LEDs.
The first installation consists in a large interactive world map with a twinkling night sky interacts with each of the room’s cases. With the press of a button, the travel routes of the artefacts are displayed, across continents and great oceans.
In the second installation the audience can explore the sailing routes used in the viking age by interacting with a large, circular world map.
Technical details for the first room:
In order to make this possible we had to develop different addons, including:
Projection blending (2 projectors)
Real time projection mapping
One Arduino communicating with 250LEDs
PC with a 4output graphics board
250LEDs (LED chains from adafruit.com)
200m of wiring to connect buttons
Technical details for the second room (the circular world map):
Real time projection mapping
Arduino communication with the a position sensor and 100LEDs
100LEDs (each chain with 50LEDs from adafruit.com)
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