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controlling led,s, flashlights with max

September 22, 2006 | 4:21 pm

I want to project slides and control the lamps that enlight them with maxmsp.

1. Anybody experience with flashlights like the one in digital cameras? or should i better use led,s…maybe halogen?

2. what is the cheapest and easiest solution to control the lights
using maxmsp. What kind of hardware do i have to buy?
I use a mac powerbook 1.6 ghz.

Any links to projects that worked with lights and that describe how to do that?

thanks a lot for youre help,

greetings,
plymo


September 22, 2006 | 5:54 pm

Not sure about the lamps, I’d explore the options, I have heard that super bright LED’s in a grid of say 20 or 30 can project slides. As for control, either an ICube(very good but not cheap at all) or the cheap and cheerful Doepfer stuff – they do an interface that turns MIDI to voltage, + varyingthings along that line!

http://www.doepfer.de/home.htm

Good luck with it, sounds a fun project.

Trum


September 22, 2006 | 6:00 pm

If you say u want to project slides does this mean with slideprojectors?
If u do you need a relais (don’t know the english word) to control
the on and off BUT
they will need some time to get them oon the right brightness
(warming up)

A good chance then is to use old photocamera diafragma’s to put in
front of the lens and trigger them with a little motor

the same could be done with flashlights or just control their on/off
switch (the diafragma way lets you fade in and out though which will
be nicer I think)

the hardware depends you can go ARDUINO which is cheap but hard to
setup in max (or so I’m told)
you can go bluemelon or teleo or …

Plymo, I just did a project in which there is some lights and
circuitbending involved. You’re more then welcome to write me with
more q’s

pieter

Op 22-sep-06, om 18:21 heeft plymo het volgende geschreven:

>
> I want to project slides and control the lamps that enlight them
> with maxmsp.
>
> 1. Anybody experience with flashlights like the one in digital
> cameras? or should i better use led,s…maybe halogen?
>
> 2. what is the cheapest and easiest solution to control the lights
> using maxmsp. What kind of hardware do i have to buy?
> I use a mac powerbook 1.6 ghz.
>
> Any links to projects that worked with lights and that describe how
> to do that?
>
> thanks a lot for youre help,
>
> greetings,
> plymo
> –
> plymo
>


September 22, 2006 | 6:15 pm

And to all circuitbenders that need some electronic advice on how to
connect sensors and stuff:

http://www.potemkin.org/cms/Resources/HomePage

Op 22-sep-06, om 19:54 heeft Tristram Cox het volgende geschreven:

>
> Not sure about the lamps, I’d explore the options, I have heard
> that super bright LED’s in a grid of say 20 or 30 can project
> slides. As for control, either an ICube(very good but not cheap at
> all) or the cheap and cheerful Doepfer stuff – they do an interface
> that turns MIDI to voltage, + varyingthings along that line!
>
> http://www.doepfer.de/home.htm
>
> Good luck with it, sounds a fun project.
>
> Trum
>


September 24, 2006 | 10:46 am

hey guys,

just wanted to share this nice link:

http://www.instructables.com/tag/keyword:LED/

its about all this nerdy people soldering in little garages,
playing with LEDs. thats fun.

plymo


September 24, 2006 | 11:55 am

yes the GRL is great with the ledthrowies

On 24 Sep 2006, at 12:46, plymo wrote:

>
> hey guys,
>
> just wanted to share this nice link:
>
> http://www.instructables.com/tag/keyword:LED/
>
>
> its about all this nerdy people soldering in little garages,
> playing with LEDs. thats fun.
>
> plymo
> –
> plymo
>


September 25, 2006 | 4:55 am

Or the MidiTron (http://miditron.com).

Eric

At 11:54 AM -0600 9/22/06, Tristram Cox wrote:
>Not sure about the lamps, I’d explore the options, I have heard that
>super bright LED’s in a grid of say 20 or 30 can project slides. As
>for control, either an ICube(very good but not cheap at all) or the
>cheap and cheerful Doepfer stuff – they do an interface that turns
>MIDI to voltage, + varyingthings along that line!
>
>http://www.doepfer.de/home.htm
>
>Good luck with it, sounds a fun project.
>
>Trum


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