Final Project: Feel the Force

For my final project, I decided to make an homage to Star Wars by using a light sensor to simulate the struggle between the light and dark sides of the Force.

I attached the light sensor and an RGB LED to a small box (along with some Star Wars figures for decoration).  This was connected to a computer which played a montage of Star Wars clips and music.  When it’s dark, the video shows clips of Darth Vader and his imperial forces, and as the sensor detects more light, the video changes to a montage of Luke Skywalker and other Star Wars heroes.  The music also fades between the Imperial March and the main Star Wars theme.

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I needed a light source to manipulate my sensor with, so I went out and bought a cheap lightsaber toy and “modified” it with some scissors.  This allowed it to act more like a flashlight.

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Screenshot of the Max patch used

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