Thursday, August 11, 2011

prototyping the netlogicdc logo sign

Our company is moving to a new office, and needs a new sign for the entranceway. I'm sketching out some ideas with Tek, who's designed the logo and the build out for the new office. I'm prototyping with the BlinkM smart LED from ThingM. Here's a quick video of a simple the arduino and BlinkM circuit, and the concepts.

Our logo and motif is green, and I like the idea of a pulsing light. Currently the code fades the light in and out. I plan for it to evolve and incorporate a sensor that will detect if someone walks into the entranceway, and the  light will pulse brighter, or change in a similar interactive way. The coolest part is that it could change, it doesn't have to be the same thing each day.

I programmed the Arduino with BlinkMFlash example code, and edited the code for this example. I've posted the code after the break: