Maquette: William Schwartz

for this maquette, I created 2 cells of my final project, experimenting with the delusion properties.

I decided that it would be best to use the neopixel lights, as they are individually addressable, very bright, and allow me to get a very nice color spectrum without taking up all the pins on my board. I also decided to use the Teensy3.2 for this project, as it is just an Arduino on steroids, it has the audio processing capabilities to do live synthesizing, as well as audio processing, which will allow me to control the lights in real time and have them independently controlled by frequency responses from the microphone. I would like my project to be completely stand alone. so I want to to be powered by lithium ion batteries, and be able to stay on for a decent about of time. I think I will also make it possible to have to device be powered by the wall, hopefully via USB but it will depend on the power contains so I will look into that. I am still experimenting with how I want to separate the lights between cells or if I want to separate them at all, the bleeding light could give a very cool effect. but for this Maquette, I went with cardboard light filters.

I cut the cardboard to the proper shape to fit on the back of the piece, and then I cut two slits, in each of the pieces to feed the Neo pixel though, I then soldered them on the back, and tapped the two pieces together. I then put the 3d printed parts over the lights and they worked as awesome defusers!

I programmed up a simple sketch to generate random rgb values uploaded it the the teensy and I was very happy with the results

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