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Something new, something BIG!

Work has begun on a marvelous LED Installation for the Maitreya Festival. The project, titled “Space Theatre” will comprise of a huge “planet vs black hole ” diorama !


Some goodies for the installation above! We are using over 2000 APA102 Pixels, driven by a Raspberry Pi A+. This installation will be built on the backbones of the same tech used int the Wow Suit.


Here they are fully built and tested! Now onto building the LED layout map…

My new Raspberry Pi A+

Its s nice little device. No bullshit set up. Easy to use Linux…WiFi was a bit difficult but that is because of Linux. Setting up the standard stuff like FTP, Apache etc.. easy! Getting NodeJS to work with MRAA…..oh lord.

//Get the latest version of node from the node web site
wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.28/node-v0.10.28-linux-arm-pi.tar.gz
//extract it
tar -xzf node-v0.10.28-linux-arm-pi.tar.gz
//set the mraa path manualy if https fails
sudo npm config set registry http://registry.npmjs.org/
//install mraa
sudo npm install mraa
//wait a long time....