Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 Technology

Latest Invention: Aurora - LED Wall You Can Control With iPad


Aurora is a LED wall that the user can control with the help of an iPad. The wall is the work of Greg Friedland and the most interesting thing about it is that the LED wall can display any pattern or picture, depending on the user's mood.

It would be interesting to note that the lights in the LED wall consist of a series of 544 RGB LEDs able to display about 16 million colors. The lights are attached to a wood board measuring 4' by 8'.

The user can control the light with the help of a microcontroller. The latter, is in turn, controlled by software running on a laptop. All graphics that the user sees on the LED wall are generated by the computer that represents the brain of the whole system. The microcontroller transmits the messages to the LEDs.

To be able to interact with the moving patterns on the wall, the PC software must be connected to software running on an iPad.

In addition, the Aurora has a mode that allows the built-in programs to react to music, bouncing and flashing with the beat.

For a more complex explanation of the system, check out this website here.

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