The Sebbo originated in the imagination of our friend Sebastian during an introduction to Arduino course at TXRX Labs in Houston, TX. What started as a fun project turned into a full on manufacturing process that was funded through a Kickstarter campaign launched in October 2013. Over 1,000 of these colorful, rechargeable and programmable light wristbands were produced as a result of the Kickstarter campaign and they have been spotted at music events all over the world!
Light Art App
Light Art App is an iOS project developed with a Japanese software developer that enables one to map colors onto straight edged polygons.
The app was actually developed with 100% of the proceeds going to the programmer simply so that we could have it for ourselves to use! Unfortunately the programmer did not see the value of the app (even though the app sold over 200 copies at $10 each) and the project was discontinued.
Light Art App incorporated only a fraction of the ideas and concepts that we had planned for the app. We are looking for partners that would be interested in taking this concept further. In the meantime we are moving forward with a basic version of the Light Art App concept that we are programming ourselves using Python on the Raspberry Pi platform.
Sku Lights is where the projection mapping began for Light Art Interactive in 2012. The root of the project is a custom built application using a powerful PC platform called Touch Designer.
The original plan was to develop immersive 3D projection mapped installations but we soon realized that our 3D animation skills were not going to cut it. Instead we developed an application based on simple colors and geometries that were generated internally within the program.
The result was surprisingly rewarding. Instead of a projection mapped installation becoming a full production suitable for only one specific installation we created an application that could be adapted to unlimited applications. The user would simply map out polygonal surfaces using the app and with a few setup steps be able to control hundreds of features of an installation including colors, speed and patterns.
Sku Lights was later simplified into Light Art App but is necessary for the more intricate projection mapping installations that Light Art Interactive participates in.
Up Blocks are 1"x1" plastic 3D blocks that are individually painted and glued together. The differences in heights combined with the unlimited color options create a dynamic medium of expression symbolic of our colorful personalities.
Up Blocks started as a byproduct of 3D printing the Vaase concept and the first few pieces were assembled using 3D printed blocks. That process was painfully slow so we set out to find a more efficient way of making the blocks which ultimately led to them being injection molded out of polycarbonate plastic.
Colors for Up Blocks are all custom mixed and are applied with an airbrush. We are just getting started exploring the infinite configurations and layouts of Up Blocks and we're excited to get to use such a versatile medium that we can call our own.
Vaase is a simple 3D printed vase that arranges flowers into the shape of a heart reminiscent of the "Heart Container" in The Legend of Zelda. The two part vase is simple to fill by pulling spray roses or other small flowers through the holes in the back of the top piece. The bottom piece is a shallow tray that holds water to keep your flowers looking fresh as long as possible.
The Sebbo Lamp came from a desire to repurpose defective circuits from the Sebbo Lights Kickstarter campaign. The housing is 3D printed with translucent ABS plastic allowing diffused light to shine through while accentuating the structure of the 3D printing process. Since the lamps are made using the Sebbo circuit they have the dual purpose of shining simply white light onto your favorite book or turning your bedroom into a mini party with the various built in light patterns.
The Sebbo Lamp can be mounted onto a wall or attached to a stand for a table top application. We envision the Sebbo Lamp would function great as a night/bedside lamp, desk lamp or even a cluster of them hanging as a chandelier.