Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Plex: Sound responsive LED matrix

This is a prototype built for Carlo Viscione for the 'Plex' element of his degree project, an interior for an public sound studio named CEM (Centre for Electronic Music) in East London. This sample foam tile is proposed to be installed en masse above a bar and respond to the PA system sound or ambient sound with pre programmed visualisations over the whole array. Achieved with an Arduino and a LOLshield. And lots of desoldering and soldering.

The LOLshield was a great headstart for building an array of this sort of size without getting into doing ones own multiplexing, and I feel like a really just scratched the surface of what it can do. Here are the Arduino sketches we ended up with.

There is talk of embiggening this to do on a larger scale, do get in touch if you are interested in providing a space and or funds for this!

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