In 2016 I worked with Audiopixel to create the Lumenscape installation for the holiday event, Blossoms Of Light. I personally funded the project knowing that I would not be reimbursed unless it was a success.
It is a 3D LED grid comprised of 448 addressable light bars over 26,000 square feet. Each “stick” has 32 LEDs for a total of 14,336. It is controlled over UDP protocol. I designed the hardware aspects of system, including nearly 2 miles of cabling. Shout out to Charlie Honeycutt for helping with the power distribution system.
In 2016 and 2017, it was interactively driven from a kiosk containing musical instruments such as a midi drum, midi keyboard and microphone. Custom coded content and animation was created by Hepp McCoy. Proprietary software was licensed to drive the LEDs over ethernet. More information about the original software here: audiopixel.com
In 2018 the interactivity is done through a large scale touch screen mounted in the kiosk. We started fresh and created a new application that will run the show sequence and play generative, real-time content. I partnered with Denver Botanic Gardens IT staff to build their own application. We can now monitor the system remotely and troubleshoot while off site. This is a big advantage with its 0 degrees!
This new software application as well as installation and maintenance are now under Denver Botanic Garden’s management.