Luminescence


Summary

A 24-square-foot, 400-LED, reactive floor panel built by hand and controlled by custom mapping software.

Role

Sole designer and engineer

Budget

$500 (funded by MIT ProjX)

Context

MIT Museum Studio Grant Project

Timeline

1 month

Technologies

C/C++, Python, Arduino, LEDs, Laser Cutter, Water Jet, Sensors

Final Experience

I wanted to invent an exciting, subtle, and organic way to light an environment. Inspired by the bioluminescence of Avatar, I created a floor panel that lights up from below and connects those that traverse it with one another.

Design and Engineering Process

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