Mirrored Shack Lights Up The Desert

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Lucid Stead is an unusual art project that sees a shack in the desert transformed into a magnificent work of art. Using alternate slats of mirrors, the shack seems to almost disappear into the surroundings.

An Arduino powers the LED light show which comes into its own at night. The programming slowly changes the colour of the LEDs which shine out of the windows and door. Depending on the state of the LEDs, this can either make the building glow or disappear.

The whole shack is powered by solar panels, which means the work of art is silent, self powered, and no impact on the environment. The panels are located a distance away from the shack, and an array of batteries ensures the shack will work in the night too.

It’s a great work of art, and you can read more of Phillip K Smith III’s project at the Royale Projects website.

Adam RogersAdam RogersI am the the founder and editor of Codeduino. I'm a developer by trade, and a maker by night. I've been 'making' ever since being introduced to Arduino at university - my final year project was an Ableton Live controller based on Arduino.


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