Chandelier Workshops @ The Edge

posted 11 Jun 12

During my residency at The Edge I held a series of free DIY interactive chandelier making workshops. Held over  period of three wekends, I introduced participants to basic electronics and soldering. I provided a range of building materials, including plastic flowers, beads, plastic toys, cake coolking racks, chains and other sparkly, shiny things. I also provided coloured LED lights, wire and soldering irons, with participants building their own stands of coloured lights.

For this workshop I designed a programmable circuit board that drives the LEDs in the chandeliers. Each board contains an ATTiny85 microprocessor, which can be reprogrammed using the Arduino programming interface. The methods of prgramming the ATTiny was inspired by the work by the High-Low Tech Research Group at MIT Media Lab

The circuit board was initially designed using a breadboard, then sketched up in Eagle CAD. The boards were manufactured by Gold Phonenix Printed Circuit Board Co.  

Tagged with: Chandelier, Circuit Board, DIY, The Edge, Workshop