Matt Richardson turns Arduino, Twitter and lasers into artwork (video)

Matt Richardson turns Arduino, Twitter and lasers into art (video)

Matt Richardson’s genius has by no means actually been in query. The Make Stay host and compulsive hacker has constructed a powerful library of creations, starting from a Google Reader pedal to an e-mail-triggered Christmas tree. The person’s works are undoubtedly artwork, in their very own approach, however his new challenge, Fade Away 1, is the primary that we might simply see taking over residence in a SoHo gallery. On the coronary heart of the set up is an Arduino (in fact) that pulls in posts from Twitter with the phrase “fade away” in them. The identical AVR chip then “prints” these tweets on phosphorescent paper with a UV laser mounted on a servo — because the power dissipates, the messages slowly disappear. And, when you’re questioning what the “1” on the finish of the title means, Richardson plans to constantly enhance the venture. For some extra particulars concerning the subsequent iteration and to see the present one in motion, take a look at the movies after the break.

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