Big Head Sculpture: Projection Mapping Art Project
We absolutely love this fantastic project from design student Gabriel Gibbon up on instructables. Our only concern is how many “don’t let this go to your head” jokes Gabriel likely had to endure during the build.
The fusion of 3D physical models and 2D digital images create sculptures and artworks that blend and overlap the digital space and the physical world. Digital designs, renders, models and videos can be brought into the real world through projection. This project showed how real-life objects or people can be scanned into digital models, manipulated through computer programs like Blender and Solidworks and then recreated in the physical world through digital fabrication techniques such as laser cutting and 3D printing but most importantly at any scale. A head that can fit in the palm of your hand or a head that can take up an entire room. When these sculptures are projected back onto, they blend virtual space and reality seamlessly.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.