[Lab] Firefly Pendant Project

Mark Stephenson mark.b.stephenson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 13 11:17:54 EDT 2013

Cool Andrew. If you wouldn't mind I've love to connect with you about your
badge project and find out if there are any things you learned on yours
that could help us out.


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
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>> Mark Stephenson
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