#napalabs got #rs485 communication working between #arduinos today. A huge nerdy success. 💯
#napalabs working on #lasercut corrugated polypropylene giant faces. “Dude we’re gonna make a huge one.” -Bevan Weissman (at The Hacktory)
Bevan doing some final checks on the Camden Cubes #newamericanpublicart #napa #interactiveart @newamericanpublicart (at Camden City Hall)
#buildnight @ #napalabs for #camdencubes . #arduino #led
Prototype for Light Cubes in Camden
Approach the cube and the colors change
Motion activated Arduino controlled AC dimmer switch. It has a lot more personality than I thought it would.
Prototyping temporal exquisite corpse. @newamericanpublicart #NAPAlabs @pow_wagner @beccami (at Quincy Street Open Space)
Capacitance antenna distance sensor. #NAPALabs @newamericanpublicart @whichlight (at Artisan’s Asylum)
Why do people enjoy parks?
New NAPA Website!
#newamericanpublicart #culturetap #publicart #progress (at Artisan’s Asylum)
New American Public Art is doing a Temporary Public Art Residency at the Boston Center for the Arts!
For our residency we’ll be building interactive kiosks for the BCA plaza, as a project we call “Culture Tap”.
Culture Tap kiosks are activated with a tap of your Charlie Card. During the day, tapping a Charlie Card will play oral history clips, and a night-time tap will control environmental lighting.
We are collecting interesting stories about the South End for the kiosks. If you have a good story about the South End, we would love to hear it. Come by our studio at the BCA for tea and storytelling.
For all those coders out there, we will be using the Rascal micro-controller as the brains of the final installation, but have wired up and coded a backup Arduino-only solution. Here’s a link to our gitHub depo for what we put together so far:
Modular Graffiti is a temporary public art event piece. The public can paint or draw on any of the tiles, adding to the big picture or making their own small artwork. At any point, anyone is allowed to buy a tile and take it away. New tiles are put in and the creativity continues.
New American Public Art is proud to announce our newest member, Greg MacGlashing. Modular Graffiti is his first project produced through NAPA. We are all very happy to have him as a part of our core team.