New to the forum, intrigued by the arduino platform and hope to put it to good use.
My name is JP, I am an Architecture student in Auckland, New Zealand with a fair bit of experience in the RC industry, mostly multi rotors.
I'll admit, to not having done an extensive amount of research on the task at hand. Mostly because I am strained for time to pull this off.
I was chosen to construct my design for an interactive installation in Christchurch here in NZ. The installation is intended to symbolise the start of a prosperous future and act as a benchmark for moving forward following the 2011 earthquake.
I'll attach some renders to give a perspective of what I am setting out to do. The structure is simple. Nylon rope spanning a set protocol to form the desired shape. However, the goal is to project an iridescence of light onto the ropes. And I hope to make the experience dynamic (have flowing colours) and make it interactive by using audible or motion control.
A few problems arise.
The source of light. -What would be the most viable solution for projecting such an array of colours while making arduino operation relatively simple. Projectors? Studio Light? Stage Lights?
Programming. -I have limited programming experience, so I'd like to avoid anything too complex. An approach to make it simple, but still awe inspiring would be preferred.
What arduino? -Which board would be most suitable? I'd like to divide control into sections, allowing for more than one person to control the display.
Control. -I was imagining a set of "wands" fitted with an accelerometer. Movement of this wand would dictate, dynamically, the flow (speed and amount) and type of colour. I would also like to explore the possibility of setting up a microphone and allowing kids to clap and sing into it.
I understand this is rather vague, but I am sure there would be folks out the willing to offer some help. Directing me to some useful sources of information would be invaluable.
Thank you JP Schulze