The purpose of Elovalo project (elovalo.org) is to produce three pedestals with a led cube (512 leds) on top of them for Jyväskylä's City of Light event. The pedestals will be visible at a local park.
This challenge is meant to encourage programmers to participate in the project. We are mainly looking for effect related contributions. They are to be implemented in C in a somewhat limited environment . A Blender based simulator has been implemented to make it easier to visualize the algorithms.
In addition to elovalo.org, those interested should check out https://github.com/hacklab-jkl/elovalo .
The challenge deadline is fixed to 19.9 although it is appreciated that possible entries are delivered before so we have time to integrate them to the trunk. No prizes, sorry. Just fame and name in the credits.
Elovalo Effect Challenge
Sept 5, 2012
Elovalo, not El Ovalo!
Valon Kaupunki (City of Light), Jyväskylä
Project proposal at Spring
Led cube thingy got through
Live Herring as a sponsor
Design, concepting done
Assembly (3x) + fx left
512 voxels (8x8x8 LEDs), double-buffered display
AVR ATMega328 @ 16MHz (2k SRAM (0.5k for you guys), 32k FLASH)
Sensors: proximity (x2), ambient sound, ambient light
Bidirectional UART interface
RTC for scheduling
C (yay!) + some magic
Previz using Blender (got scripts for that)
Memory (that 0.5k) an issue
Procedural fx + buffer tricks ftw
(Show the cube and simulator now, mkay?)
Fork and send us pull requests. Work against the effects branch!
Possible ideas and discussion
Rewards: fame and no fortune (at least you get to the credits + the effect will run
on the real thing for a week)
Deadline: 19.9 (within two weeks)