05th Feb 2017

Northern Lights

Here’s a Northern Lights effect. Can you guess how it’s done? It’s a CD being rotated in front of a servo.  

01st Jul 2016

Cake Stand with LEDs

I made this set of lit cake stands. I made 12 columns for three cakes 5″, 8″ and 11″ tall. The columns are 2″ square. As you can see in...

06th Jun 2015

Light Ideas

This is a collection of ideas for interactive and immersive light installations. These are things I’m interested in doing that could be deployed at a festival or a club. Interactive...

17th Jan 2015

Dancing Laser Flower

I’ve got this laser show toy that gives an interesting projection by shining a laser on two wobbly mirrors which are attached to motors. I wanted to make my own using...

08th Nov 2014

Parol Contest 2014

I learned about Christmas Parol Lanterns last year and love making them. This year I was invited to enter a Parol contest. Order Parol Kits! What came forward was the Laser Parol. It’s...

25th Sep 2014

Masquerade Masks

I was challenged to make a masquerade mask (or masks). I wanted make it a bit like Firefly. First one came out great despite limited time. I learned a few things and...

02nd Sep 2014

Photonic Levitation

At Makerfaire I got a few suggestions for the wakalong glider project but this one really stands out. Doug was noticing the gliders flying around but he often couldn’t see the gliders...

28th Jun 2014

Single LED Clock

An example of this LED clock is installed in my 2014 rooster project. I’ve been thinking about making a single LED clock that uses color to display time for a little...

23rd Mar 2014

FireFly: Wearable Social Pendant

Firefly is a social pendant that reacts to social situations and human contact (Firefly development timeline). It creates visualizations of human group-social dynamic in real time using color. Both for...

20th Mar 2014

Hack UR Yard

A wave of blue light traverses a network of garden lights in response to an intruder.[/caption] After working on the Firefly project which has infra red communications and LED lights,...

24th Feb 2014

Shop Lamp

I really needed a good lamp. I had some of those halogens from a hardware store (Canadian Tire, American Tire). They suck. The bulbs burn out continually. I thought I...

06th Feb 2014

Dream Walk

  An interactive snowflake installation responds to movement and gesture with color and light. These suspended snowflakes use sensors and a microcontroller to analyse your motion in real time to...

12th Dec 2013

Parol Lantern Lighting Experiments

Here are some example of Parol Lanterns using LED lighting which are inexpensive and efficient (LED tutorial). Order Parol Kits! Six LED Arduino Parol Lights I used an Arduino and an infra red receiver...

07th Sep 2013

Big Oil Rooster

My 2013 rooster project is Big Oil Rooster. Its at Atomic Rooster for a month ending on October 13 (vernissage September 17th). Big Oil Rooster drives a thermoelectric powered car powered by tea-lights. I...

19th Aug 2013

FireFly at Atomic

Last night FireFly was at Atomic Rooster. We met up with Adam Davidson. who hosted the event. Lots of people came by specifically to check them out and many other people got to give...

06th May 2013

Hey Kids! Red’s Not a Primary!

That’s right! It’s a primary for light but not paint. The red, green and blue circles (below left) show primary colors for your eye. The additive RGB system reflects human physiology since we have receptors corresponding...

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