It was an amazing event, thanks so much to the 70+ people who joined the fun at Electric Sky! Our creativity lab was a madhouse of electronics, laptops, arduinos, LEDs, lasers, 3D printers, etc., mixed in with the more traditional array of arts & crafts supplies. The weather was beautiful and extremely hot, so folks were excited to intersperse their art & tech “projecting” with relaxing moments splashing around in the river, and people were working into the wee hours of the morning in the creativity lab.
As a community event it would not have been possible without everyone’s help, including set up, take down, the workshop organizers, the logo and web design, the group meal, clean up, etc..– so thanks so much to everyone, including the Town of Skykomish for letting us use their beautiful ball park, and the Totally Legit art group for letting us use their electronics/crafts supplies!
- Josh and Chris’ 3D printer workshop generated a lot of interest — for those interested Josh posted his notes in our public Facebook page, find them here.
- Shelly’s full set of photos are posted in an Electric Sky private Facebook group (since there were many kids at the event) ask to join and check them out here.
- Jose Sack posted some great photos here.
- Be sure to check out Katerina’s “Exostesis” video.
- On the whole, people really enjoyed the experience so we will definitely do it again next year!
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!
Bryan Ressler’s (see Anthrolume, his project blog) most recent wearable LED creation is his trenchcoat, which has 1000 LEDs on it. He’ll be bringing it to work on some animations, but also to show it off!
Be sure to check out this video of Anthrolume 4.0: The Trench, and come armed with your questions.
Jeff Larson created the designs, they are now up on Society6! Get yours here.
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.
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:
Josh Lind and Chris D’Annunzio have signed up to bring their 3D printer and give a brief intro to 3D printing. Josh says his main goal is to let people know just how easy it is. That’ll be Saturday afternoon in the creativity lab, 2-3:30.
Here are a few pictures of the kitchen area, to help those who might want to use it for cooking plan accordingly.
We wanted to test our Internet solution was going to work in the field (high capacity wi-fi pucks), and we encountered success, even with all our devices playing videos!