Mobile Water Printer coming to Electric Sky

Chris D’Annunzio, one of our 3D printer workshop organizers, will be bringing his mobile water printer to Electric Sky, so we can write messages on the road while driving around the ball park! Mobile, as in on a car… he sent a few pics of the project in action:waterprinter2

waterprinter3

waterprinter0

Reactive Lamps prototyping progress

Dave Hull and Dan Hull (sons of artist Beanne Hull, the main organizer of Sky Art Week) are helping out making a base for our reactive lamps in the electronic arts workshop — here you can see the base they are designing to fit the electronics components, while also fitting either a mason jar or an acrylic cylinder…printed out using a 3D printer!

Close up of main light casing.

Close up of main light casing.

Mason jar with light casing and blue light.

Mason jar with light casing and blue light.

Light casing, made from three separate pieces.

Light casing, made from three separate pieces.

Light casing, assembled, made from 3D printer

Light casing, assembled, made from 3D printer

Electronics components, soldered together

Electronics components, soldered together

Video of light casing inserted into acrylic cylinder

Video of light casing in mason jar with sample animations

Get your Electric Sky t-shirt!

Jeff Larson created the designs, they are now up on Society6!  Get yours here.

Electric Sky T-shirts are on Society6 in Grey, Green, and Blue

Electric Sky T-shirts are on Society6 in Grey, Green, and Blue

Thanks Jeff! Jeff is a fabulous designer and a part of the art group Totally Legit LLC, sponsoring Electric Sky with their volunteer time and materials.

For the kids: Fairy Wands and Wizard Sticks

On Saturday afternoon we’ll be introducing some of the younger kids to the joys of LEDs by having them make fairy wands or wizard sticks out of an RGB LED and a switch (to change colors) attached to a stick, which they can then decorate. Once made they’ll be able to run around at dusk making light patterns in the air.  This workshop will probably be held on Saturday afternoon, 4-5:30.

Here’s one on Instructables for inspiration:

Fairy Staff

A closer look at the kitchen.

Here are a few pictures of the kitchen area, to help those who might want to use it for cooking plan accordingly.

Front view of the kitchen area.

Front view of the kitchen area.

The outdoor kitchen area has two fridges, two stoves, a sink, some tables -- and electricity.

The outdoor kitchen area has two fridges, two stoves, a sink, some tables — and electricity.

A grill, uses fire wood.

A grill, uses fire wood.

Prototyping the Reactive Lamps

We made great progress prototyping the reactive lamp setup we’ll be using for the Electronic Art: Reactive Lamps workshop, including an Arduino, an RGB ring, and a motion detecting sensor. We also had a couple of people go through the sequence of installing the sample software and tweaking it for our setup. We then handed over the electronics to Dan Hull, an industrial designer who’s creating a housing unit for the electronics using a 3D printer.

Prototype of the reactive lamp

Prototype of the reactive lamp

Flora arduino, optimized for wearable projects

Flora arduino, optimized for wearable projects

Sensor/compass, detects movement

Sensor/compass, detects movement

Neopixel Ring (controllable RGB LEDs)

Neopixel Ring (controllable RGB LEDs)