Aug 082014

running lionWe love this project from our client Jon. The lion is wired onto mesh on a 8′ by 4′ frame. Jon’s plan is to tow it behind an art car shaped like a Rhino.  We want to see that, don’t you?  
Jon used the Cool Neon Arduino Shield. with the Classic Big Boy Driver, and 300 feet of yellow Cool Neon wire (High Bright 2.6mm).
Check out the video, it is going to be amazing to see on the Playa at night.

Benny, Karen and the Elves

Aug 202013

Spinning baji naji better  Our customer, Jason Guy, sent us a video and this note.

…as you have been such a big help in the past I thought you might enjoy this preview of the sculpture I’ve done for Two Lanterns Camp (3:45 & A) this year. It’s called Spinning Baji-Naji and after a 2 year hiatus its fun to be playing with el-wire again.

Spinning Baji-Naji is 7 ft tall and 14.5 ft square. It consists of 7 primary animated rotating sequences, and of those 6 rotate both up & down for a total of 13 sequences in all.  The order of the sequences is semi random with the sequence change triggered either by stepping on a pressure sensor when walking into the sculpture or after a delayed time period of 20-30 minutes if the sensor has not been triggered.

And as  much as I love art on the open playa I’ve have always liked the idea of bringing art into the city, so Spinning Baji-Naji will located in the Two Lanterns Camp (which will also be serving morning coffee and preforming weddings – shameless plug) which is located at 3:45 & Airplane.

And of course many many thanks to all of you at Cool Neon.

Here’s a link to some raw video taken during a demo last week (a more formal video showing all 13 sequences will follow after the burn.):

We are getting excited to be on the Playa and hope you are too, and Jason, we look forward to seeing a formal video showing all 13 sequences, but we always love to see the process of how it is being created, so thank you for sending the raw video.

We think it is going to be fabulous, don’t you?

Benny, Karen and the Elves

Aug 192013

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A couple of weeks we posted very detailed information about how the East Bay Regional‘s installation First Home, on it’s way to the Playa this year, is using our Total Control Lighting to create various effects.  Dan Swain the lighting artist promised us video, and here it is:

Fire effect using Cool Neon Total Control Lighting inside the East Bay Burner’s CORE project First Home

Ocean wave effect followed by multicolor effect using Cool NeonTotal Control Lighting integrated into frosted cubes inside the East Bay Burner’s C.O.R.E. project First Home.

 Benny, Karen and the Elves