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June 28, 2016 AT 4:00 am

DIY Theatrical Lighting Control with Arduino #Arduino #ArtTuesday

 

Over the last few years more and more theater folks are using Arduino and other DIY computing platforms to light their shows. Why? Less expensive, more control, greater opportunities for fiddling, fixing, making, and re-making.

This is the future of theatrical technology. And of course the younglings know.

Here’s a video with some students from The Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology breaking down the basics of using Arduino in theatrical lighting — via The New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology at Rutgers University


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1 Comment

  1. This was fantastic!

    25 years ago I did something similar for my bachelor’s senior year project. Except that with nothing resembling an Arduino, it took me an entire academic year: One semester to design, wirewrap(!), and write firmware for an ISA-to-DMX board (“ISA” was the original 8-bit PC expansion card interface) for an IBM PC. It had its own onboard 8088 processor for handling realtime crossfade calculations and dual ported memory to communicate with the host PC. It took the second semester to write a text-GUI application on the PC to allow the user to author and run scene transitions, crossfades, and chases.

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