Samiad Designs

keep it simple

Breakslights

19th August 2017

I've been working on a compact field deployable lighting effects rig. Based on bike brake discs makes them really tough and easy to attach to ropes and cable ties. They can be daisy chained with a single IP68 connector providing both power and data.

A layer of clay between the WS2812 PCB and the brake disc allows the disc to act as a heatsink.

An incomplete ring on the left and an early prototype on the right.
An incomplete ring on the left and an early prototype on the right.

The control model is loosely based on an audio synthesizer - in the sense that there are various properties to change live that interact to produce different effects.

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