Manta Ray (Fly By) Update #2

Wow! What an adventure! I just got back from installing the new lighting system in Fly By, a 24-foot all glass and stainless steel Manta ray sculpture that resides in the historic, tiny town of Nipton, California (population < 20). The origin story of Nipton is pretty fascinatingly, and its recent history is no lessContinue reading “Manta Ray (Fly By) Update #2”

Wiring Design for Addressable LED Strips

The goal of this article is to give you all the information you need to design the wiring for a project that includes one or more addressable LED strips. And you’re thinking: “Does the world really need another article explaining power injection?” Well, yes, but only if you’re not satisfied with generic “rules of thumb”Continue reading “Wiring Design for Addressable LED Strips”

FLiCr LED Controller – Update #1

Lots of progress to report. I’ve assembled the first prototype and have run a series of tests to validate the design. So far everything has worked almost perfectly and my list of next-revision improvements is very short. One of the most important tests was to confirm the functionality and performance of my “reconfigurable LED driverContinue reading “FLiCr LED Controller – Update #1”

Fire Goddess – Update #1

After another full day of work, the Fire Goddess proposal was submitted to the Burning Man art grant committee. Contrary to what we all thought yesterday, the proposals were due at 5pm, not noon, so Peter and team* had “plenty” of time to make many improvements to the maquette before the final photos/videos were submitted.Continue reading “Fire Goddess – Update #1”