Programmierung

LeveL

LeveL is an interactive illuminated Mobile sculpture. It was exhibited at the London Design Biennale 2016 at Somerset House.

"A reflection on the fragile balance of utopia, mischer'traxler's kinetic light sculpture, LeveL, is poised to unsteady itself at the slightest movement. When the mobile is perfectly still, the lights are at their brightest, illuminating the room fully. As you enter and move around the space, your breath and the drafts of air you create make the rods tilt and the LEDs dim, setting the mobile out of balance. The delicate and ever-changing sculpture reflects on the precariousness of the utopian ideal, and its potential to unravel when subjected to the reality of everyday life."

Source: mischer'traxler

mischer'traxler Studio asked us to develop the electronics and control-firmware for this interactive LED installation. Each illuminated end contains a circuit board with 6 high-power LEDs, an accelerometer and a microcontroller. The accelerometers are capable of sensing the smallest movements or bumps so the microcontroller can act accordingly. The boards do not communicate with each other electrically, instead all bumps and movements are passed on mechanically through the structure itself.

To allow testing and on-site calibration of all boards at once we developed a method for safely updating the firmware using only the two power cables.

Working on yet another project with mischer'traxler was a great experience for us. They are excellent designers and we always enjoy working with Katarina, Thomas and their team. 

 

Deutsch
Untertitel: 
kinetic light installation
Titelbild: 
Jahr: 
2016

Solar power plant controller

Together with Swimsol we developed a high-resolution realtime monitoring system for solar power plants. The system can be used with large scale three-phase inverters, in small DC island systems and anything inbetween. The software is platform independent and runs on a wide range of embedded deivces and Desktop systems. It is also capable of intelligently controlling battery inverters/chargers to provide peak-shaving or provide information to Diesel gensets.

DKIA performed the software development and helped setting up a prototype on an island in the Maldives.

If you are interested in this system or solar power in general, please contact our partner Swimsol GmbH.

Deutsch
Untertitel: 
Energy Monitoring System
Titelbild: 
Jahr: 
2016

LeveL

LeveL is an interactive illuminated Mobile sculpture. It was exhibited at the London Design Biennale 2016 at Somerset House.

"A reflection on the fragile balance of utopia, mischer'traxler's kinetic light sculpture, LeveL, is poised to unsteady itself at the slightest movement. When the mobile is perfectly still, the lights are at their brightest, illuminating the room fully. As you enter and move around the space, your breath and the drafts of air you create make the rods tilt and the LEDs dim, setting the mobile out of balance. The delicate and ever-changing sculpture reflects on the precariousness of the utopian ideal, and its potential to unravel when subjected to the reality of everyday life."

Source: mischer'traxler

mischer'traxler Studio asked us to develop the electronics and control-firmware for this interactive LED installation. Each illuminated end contains a circuit board with 6 high-power LEDs, an accelerometer and a microcontroller. The accelerometers are capable of sensing the smallest movements or bumps so the microcontroller can act accordingly. The boards do not communicate with each other electrically, instead all bumps and movements are passed on mechanically through the structure itself.

To allow testing and on-site calibration of all boards at once we developed a method for safely updating the firmware using only the two power cables.

Working on yet another project with mischer'traxler was a great experience for us. They are excellent designers and we always enjoy working with Katarina, Thomas and their team. 

 

Englisch
Untertitel: 
kinetic light installation
Titelbild: 
Jahr: 
2016

Solar power plant controller

Together with Swimsol we developed a high-resolution realtime monitoring system for solar power plants. The system can be used with large scale three-phase inverters, in small DC island systems and anything inbetween. The software is platform independent and runs on a wide range of embedded deivces and Desktop systems. It is also capable of intelligently controlling battery inverters/chargers to provide peak-shaving or provide information to Diesel gensets.

DKIA performed the software development and helped setting up a prototype on an island in the Maldives.

If you are interested in this system or solar power in general, please contact our partner Swimsol GmbH.

Englisch
Titelbild: 
weitere Bilder: 
Jahr: 
2016

Curiosity cloud

'Curiosity cloud’ celebrates a moment in nature and plays on the interaction between humans and the natural world.

Commissioned by Perrier-Jouët, the project was first presented in the Victoria and Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2015.

 

DKIA was contracted to design the electronics and program the pieces according to the specifications given by mischer'traxler. Simon Laburda/DKIA was also on site at London Design Festival to help set the system up.

Englisch
Untertitel: 
interactive sound installation
Titelbild: 
Jahr: 
2015

Curiosity cloud

'Curiosity cloud’ celebrates a moment in nature and plays on the interaction between humans and the natural world.

Commissioned by Perrier-Jouët, the project was first presented in the Victoria and Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2015.

 

DKIA was contracted to design the electronics and program the pieces according to the specifications given by mischer'traxler. Simon Laburda/DKIA was also on site at London Design Festival to help set the system up.

Deutsch
Untertitel: 
interactive sound installation
Titelbild: 
Jahr: 
2015

FLiP countdown

Thanks to our previous know-how in designing countdown-clocks ;) we were asked by BOA to build them another one. This clock is currently shown at the Financial Life Park near Vienna main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). If you want to see it you have to be quick though, the countdown ends on the 28th of October.

The clock is based on a Teensy 2.0 and a realtime-clock module. The LEDs themself are WS2812 (aka. Neopixel) LED-stripes arranged in 7-segment displays. This allows for a full range of colors and simplifies wiring a lot.

Deutsch
Untertitel: 
Another countdown clock
Titelbild: 
Jahr: 
2015

FLiP countdown

Thanks to our previous know-how in designing countdown-clocks ;) we were asked by BOA to build them another one. This clock is currently shown at the Financial Life Park near Vienna main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). If you want to see it you have to be quick though, the countdown ends on the 28th of October.

The clock is based on a Teensy 2.0 and a realtime-clock module. The LEDs themself are WS2812 (aka. Neopixel) LED-stripes arranged in 7-segment displays. This allows for a full range of colors and simplifies wiring a lot.

Englisch
Untertitel: 
Another countdown clock
Titelbild: 
Jahr: 
2015

Voting Modules

Englisch

We developed for the project "Bank für Gemeinwohl" seven interactive voting modules. By touching the logo on the outside of the window pane the counter number moves up. For the detection of the contact, a metal foil was placed behind the window pane and is connected to an IO pin of an arduinos.

The Arduino continuously measures the capacity when a finger is placed, the capacity increases rapidly and is used as a trigger.

Untertitel: 
interactive design
Titelbild: 
Technologie & Materialien: 
Jahr: 
2015

Voting Module

Deutsch

Im Rahmen der Vienna Biennale "Ideas for Change" haben wir für das Projekt Bank für Gemeinwohl sieben interaktive Voting Module entwickelt. Durch die Berührung des Logos aussen auf der Fensterscheibe springt der Zähler um eine Zahl höher. 

Für die Erkennung der Berührung wurde auf beiden Seiten des Fensters eine Metallfolie plaziert und mit einem IO Pin eines Arduinos verbunden. 

Der Arduino misst kontinuierlich die Kapazität, wenn ein Finger aufgelegt wird steigt die Kapazität schnell an, dieser Anstieg wird als Trigger verwendet.

Untertitel: 
interactive installation
Titelbild: 
Fünf weitere Module in den Räumlichkeiten der Bank
Zig 7Segmentmodule ...
Letzte Montage eines 2er Moduls, es fehtl nur noch die Rückenplatte.
Jahr: 
2015

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