Arduino does not just come in one form. There are several you can choose on depending on what you want!
Here’s a few I’ve used:
~also there’s ‘off-brand’ Arduinos that are cheaper but of course are riskier in terms of quality. I bought the Elegoo version of the Arduino Mega off of Amazon for about half the price and it’s working just fine for me!
So now’s the time for starting some real interactivity with lights and sensors! Again my goal is to create sculptures with embedded lights and sensors that react according to the environment.
there’s a lot of cool sensors out there!
For a simple example of an idea I have is to build a box (either with a material that is illuminated or has holes in it) then program LED lights to interact with a sound sensor, put it all in side and wallah! I think a lot of bands would like this for some good ambient set design!
Something else I am working on involving lights and a motion sensor, so using the same design idea as above, I could have a box that gets brighter or changes color the closer someone walks to it.
“This project, HUSH. It’s a helmet with a panel in the front that people can tweet at to make close at any time. It’s a comment on how we talk to people online as opposed to face-to-face, and how easy is is to shut people off with even a small gesture.” Made using an Arduino and a stepper motor
I see this as a really important concept and I love how they brought it to life with this beautiful yet unsettling design. I’ve never seen a motor incorporated into wearable electronics and i love it! I want to build a wearable wing with motors, sensors and LED lights.
LED hues of blues and oranges are my favorite. I strongly believe in ambient lighting or mood lighting. I wonder if there is any academic research on lighting and mood.