[Lab] Firefly Pendant Project

Michael Grant michael at krazatchu.ca
Thu Jun 13 00:52:59 EDT 2013

Thanks Andrew, batteries are 3xAAA unregulated...


On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:19 PM, Andrew O'Malley <aomalley at gmail.com>wrote:

> Looks great!  Coincidentally I just did a badge project, though w/ much
> less functionality, so I'm super curious to see this develop.
> What kind of power source will these use?
> Looking forward to seeing/hearing more!
> Cheers,
> Andrew
> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:59:56 -0400
>> From: Mark Stephenson <mark.b.stephenson at gmail.com>
>> To: Lab <lab at artengine.ca>
>> Subject: [Lab] Firefly Pendant Project
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>> Hi, in the spirit of the what are you working on thread I thought I'd
>> share a project that fellow ArtEngine ModLab'ers Michael Grant, Darcy
>> White and I (Mark) have been working away on over the last few months.
>> Some of you may remember talk about wanting to do a more ambitious
>> badge project after the simple illuminated ones made last year for
>> Nuit Blanche. Well that is what we're working towards, but it's
>> evolved since.
>> We're calling the project Firefly and it's under the banner of
>> Lumipendant as we may do some more of these projects should this one
>> work out well.
>> The Firefly project is a larger scale social one where participants
>> wear a pendant that can interact with other pendants. Each pendant has
>> IR and LED lights on them and they act like little fireflies.
>> There is a game in all this it's not just a light show. Can you keep
>> your fireflies alive? will they flourish into a frenzy of colour or
>> wither away over the course of the event. Meet other badges, shake
>> your badge awake, checkin and stations unlock colours and behaviors.
>> We even hope to have a disruptive element. Afterwards you sync your
>> pendant and find out what kind of social firefly you were.
>> Out intent is to open source the software and possibly the hardware as
>> well. It's all built on Arduino, in fact the badges are completely
>> programable and hackable afterwards which is part of the overall
>> intent. We want to help inspire and foster more makers in Ottawa.
>> We're now shifting towards exposing more and more of the project to
>> the community. We still have lots of work to do and want to share and
>> solicit help wherever we can.
>> We submitted this to Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau this year so if it's
>> approved we'll be looking for some sponsorship to help cover the
>> components costs so we can distribute pendants and little to no cost.
>> Please let me know if you have some ideas.
>> Here is a link to our brand new Lumipendant places, please go, visit
>> and pass along some Ottawa maker love:
>> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lumipendant
>> Twitter: https://twitter.com/lumipendant
>> Web site:  http://www.lumipendant.com/
>> Cheers,
>> Mark
>> --
>> Mark Stephenson
>> mark.b.stephenson at gmail.com | m: 613-797-7192 |  t: @mste
>> http://tumblr.markbstephenson.com |
>> http://ca.linkedin.com/in/markstephenson
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