Emeryville Artivists Express Solidarity with BLM Through ‘Neon Voices’ #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #BLM
Today tomorrow and everyday. Neon Voices is a large Black Lives Matter, Pi controlled, LED instillation in Emeryville California. Via The E’vill Eye:
Spanning 40-feet wide and standing roughly four feet tall, the yellow neon Black Lives Matter sign is mounted atop the ‘City Line’ building on 36th & San Pablo Avenue where the Emeryville border abuts West Oakland. The LED-illuminated “Neon Voices” installation contains thousands of LEDs and can be seen as far as a quarter mile away. It is expected to cast its glow at this spot for at least a month.
The Neon Voices installation is a combination of billboard-scale letters and graphics. Each 30-inch letter is CNC cut and treated to weather the elements. The LEDs are controlled wirelessly through a Raspberry Pi computer, which can be programmed to produce patterned graphics and animations.
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