Ekaterine

is creating Lumia

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Being reintroduced to Thomas Wilfred's lumia art like the above Opus 161 renewed my interest incorporating light as a core element in works of art. I do love the patterns he produces and applaud the way he achieved them, but I have my own ideas on how to implement them. They will take time to develop. I've also came up with other ways to incorporate light in elegant art and have been pursuing them first. That is because the basics they need will also serve as the foundation for making my own wavy patterns later. The video below is a rough prototype I hope to make into an elegant limited edition clock. Yes, it's telling time, and yes the wall is unfinished.This isn't the only pattern I've developed as I worked to develop proper hue, saturation, shade, tone, and intensity control code. Each clock will be able to be run all that work for it's design. Next I'll use my robotics experience for adding mechanical motion for a few designs. My experience with the control of electromagnetics will come into play during a following stage of development. At that point my lumia will start having elements that are like the patterns Wilfred made, but they will be uniquely my own.

To make my lumia I make my own circuit boards, and write my own software to run them. I do this for robustness and correctness. I could hand wire everything, but that ends up being a mess, and faults are likely to happen as the wires vibrate due to motion in the piece. Also I found I made errors in the wiring, and they were a pain to debug. I'm also writing my own code because I haven't found code doing what I want to do. Right now the patterns are hard coded into them, but I have designed the system so they could also be read in from a file.

I have an Amazon wish list with some of the electronics, and metal working equipment I've been needing to get for development, as well as some supplies I need for development. Also some that I have run out of, or are often in short supply. A simple lumia clock can easily have $400 in electronics in it. Over half of that being the power supply. I'm using high quality long life power supplies because I expect my art to last a long time.
Tiers
Pre Alpha
$1 or more per month

Your name will be listed as a patron in the firmware that runs the lumia.

Alpha
$10 or more per month

Early option to purchase limited edition production units for my lumia.


Option to purchase prototypes that I eventually sell. 

Being reintroduced to Thomas Wilfred's lumia art like the above Opus 161 renewed my interest incorporating light as a core element in works of art. I do love the patterns he produces and applaud the way he achieved them, but I have my own ideas on how to implement them. They will take time to develop. I've also came up with other ways to incorporate light in elegant art and have been pursuing them first. That is because the basics they need will also serve as the foundation for making my own wavy patterns later. The video below is a rough prototype I hope to make into an elegant limited edition clock. Yes, it's telling time, and yes the wall is unfinished.This isn't the only pattern I've developed as I worked to develop proper hue, saturation, shade, tone, and intensity control code. Each clock will be able to be run all that work for it's design. Next I'll use my robotics experience for adding mechanical motion for a few designs. My experience with the control of electromagnetics will come into play during a following stage of development. At that point my lumia will start having elements that are like the patterns Wilfred made, but they will be uniquely my own.

To make my lumia I make my own circuit boards, and write my own software to run them. I do this for robustness and correctness. I could hand wire everything, but that ends up being a mess, and faults are likely to happen as the wires vibrate due to motion in the piece. Also I found I made errors in the wiring, and they were a pain to debug. I'm also writing my own code because I haven't found code doing what I want to do. Right now the patterns are hard coded into them, but I have designed the system so they could also be read in from a file.

I have an Amazon wish list with some of the electronics, and metal working equipment I've been needing to get for development, as well as some supplies I need for development. Also some that I have run out of, or are often in short supply. A simple lumia clock can easily have $400 in electronics in it. Over half of that being the power supply. I'm using high quality long life power supplies because I expect my art to last a long time.

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Tiers
Pre Alpha
$1 or more per month

Your name will be listed as a patron in the firmware that runs the lumia.

Alpha
$10 or more per month

Early option to purchase limited edition production units for my lumia.


Option to purchase prototypes that I eventually sell.