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Interactive Desklight

Client

University Project

6. Semester

Challenge

Breaking down the huge amount of control freedom LEDs and Mikrocontroller offer into meaningful interaction between light and user.

Outcome

A extruded aluminium profile forming four facets contains the LED stripes. The stripes builds lightareas with different light hardness. The user is interacting with hand gestures captures by a downfacing camera.

Interaction

Hand gestures, captured by a downfacing camera controlling the luminaire. In our mock-up, we used fiducials marker as a representative for faster implementation. The presence, location, and rotation of the fiducials get captured and processed in VVVV controlling the light via DMX. It is possible to control the overall brightness, balance, four individually controllable spots and finally the color of the up-facing ambient light diffusor.

Form

The Luminaire consists of an extruded aluminum profile covered by ABS apertures forming six facets. The four down facing Diffusors contribute an even illumination in a 30° angle while the up facing black aluminum facets build up a heat sink.

Form

The Luminaire consists of an extruded aluminum profile covered by ABS apertures forming six facets. The four down facing Diffusors contribute an even illumination in a 30° angle while the up facing black aluminum facets build up a heat sink.

Team

Nils Mayer, Marc Schömann

Accompanied by Prof. Frank Zebner

Year

2012, 6. Semester