[PD] Pd, Arduino, and Multiple LED's == Installation?

Nils TS nils at c60.ca
Fri Jan 16 03:10:45 CET 2009

Blinkm ( http://thingm.com/products/blinkm ) also work well since you 
control them over i2c thus simplifying wiring, but there more expensive 
then a standard led. 


Kyle Klipowicz wrote:
> Hello Listers~
> I'm working on an art gallery installation and I want to use Pd to 
> control some high-powered LED's via an Arduino unit.
> The breakdown is this: I need to create a series of RGB LED's that 
> will provide accent illumination to the gallery space, and shifts from 
> red to blue over a course of 6 weeks. The program isn't very difficult 
> to write. I've already decided to link it to the system date/time so 
> that the installation can be powered down easily at night. What's 
> tricky is knowing what hardware to use and how to get it together. I 
> am going to want between 25-100 lights at minimum, possibly more.
> I've looked at a few sites and links already, especially the Arduino 
> site. They have some things related to DMX lights, and this is 
> something I've seen a bit on the list as well. I don't know if this is 
> a good solution or if it is overkill for what I want to do.
> One piece of hardware that seems promising is the ShiftBrite 
> (http://www.macetech.com/blog/node/54). Does anyone know about this?
> I know this might  be considered off-topic, but I'd really appreciate 
> it if any seasoned veterans could throw me some tips. I'll be 
> exploring other areas, but I know there are some honed brains skimming 
> these emails so maybe they can drop some science on me.
> Thanks in advance,
> ~Kyle
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