David Reilly
AVMT / Year 3

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David Reilly

David Reilly

AVMT

Year 3

  • Project Title Interactive LED Surface
  • Course BSc [Hons] Creative Media Technologies
  • Year 3
  • Contact Info

Interactive LED Surface

The aim of this project is to explore how light can effect light by means of coding and electronics. Inspired by the lighting art installations often seen at music festivals, where lights could be influenced by controls or movements, the aim was to create a lighting display that is controlled only by light and motion.

Project Description

This project uses coding, light and electronics to explore how these different aspects of the physical world interact to produce interesting patterns.

Project Findings

2/3 of the Interactive LED Surface works correctly, but due to the limited pin inputs of the MUX Shield II, 16 out of 48 LDR inputs could not be successfully connected, leaving 1/3 of the display unresponsive. The other 2/3 of the display however, works well given the suitable light levels. Originally the project would be working off two 9V batteries, but it was found to that only one 9V battery was enough to power the entire display by means of linking the Arduino Unos.

David Reilly
AVMT / Year 3