98. Space and Time

“Space and Time” 6: Done!

George made a frame for the painting and incorporated the lamps, with the control unit underneath (this photo was taken with the lamps dimmed to 10%). I think it supports the artwork really well. You can read more about the artist’s work in George Sfougaras’s blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFo4uHV267s The video was made before the frames were…… Continue reading “Space and Time” 6: Done!

98. Space and Time

“Space and Time” 2: Power

The little LEDs from the first project just weren’t bright enough, so I set about looking for something more substantial. I found them on eBay for just under a pound each. They’re called COB LEDs (Chip on Board Light Emitting Diodes). COB means that there are several (e.g. 9) individual LEDs in the one device.…… Continue reading “Space and Time” 2: Power

98. Space and Time

“Space and Time” 1: The Arduino

So, our lighting project needed some sort of computer-based controller. I chose an Arduino, because they are low cost (£10 for the Uno model), easy to use and have plenty of connections for lights and other devices. They run at 16 MHz, which is snail-speed compared to a PC, but still over-specced for switching a…… Continue reading “Space and Time” 1: The Arduino