Oasis (photo by John Rohling)
Adafruit forums user (and Director/Choreographer) Kent Caldwell writes,
I had some awesome help from the forums here last fall while I was fabricating multiple characters and props that used Neopixels with an nrf24l01 module for wireless control. This was for a collaborative project between Cirque du Soleil and the Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas.
I finally have some good images / documentation of the project and wanted to post here to share. I’m hoping to do a write up, guide, tutorial, or something, but this project was very multi-faceted so I need to break it down into useful components for folks. I learned a lot about wireless control, state-machine coding to eliminate delay from my code, working with long lengths of wire between neopixels, large scale paper mache sculpture, etc….
Oasis (photo by Kent Caldwell)
Cheers and a massive thank you to the Adafruit forums / support folks who helped me troubleshoot when I was in way over my head with a project on this scale.
No Kent, thank YOU for sharing! What an amazing project!
Here’s a bonus video:
Direction, Concept, Choreography – Kent Caldwell
Music – Martin St. Pierre
Costumes – Chris Larson, Castille Ritter, Ricky Dale Martin
Makeup – Emily Harris
Cast: Kailee Ann Albitz (singer), Jun Tanabe, Kaori Fukui, Trent Jeray, Elizabeth Girst, Emily Lovdahl, Kelly Ann Mitchell, Rachel Thompson, Michelle Quenon, Danielle Maas
See more images and read more here.