New interactive light sculpture made from airplane wing by Daric Gill Studios #Arduino #Feather #NeoPixels @Dgillstudios

“The Imagination Machine, Version 2”, is a motion-sensing light sculpture made from a reclaimed airplane wing. The wing is divided into 2 parts, each with their own artist-programmed circuit boards.

Two Adafruit M4 Express microcontrollers run around 35 pages of Arduino codes each, which sample 4 PIR motion sensors, and run multiple light programs on the LED strips.

Artist Daric Gill states:

The colors are recorded from photos I’ve taken around the world. It also tallies each interaction and celebrates notable milestones by playing additional light patterns at 50, 100, 200, and 500 interactions. Part of “The Living Machine series”, this responsive sculpture takes a look at the emotional intelligence of imagination and memory, as displayed by a robot. The wing has now joined the ranks of Warhol, Picasso, Gaugin, Dali, & more in the permanent collection at The Schumacher Gallery at Capital University.”

You can find out more in the article here and in the video below:

 


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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my artwork & for creating such great products for us to play with.

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