controlling led,s, flashlights with max


    Sep 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

    • Sep 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!
      Good luck with it, sounds a fun project.
      Trum
    • Sep 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
      >
    • Sep 22 2006 | 6:15 pm
      And to all circuitbenders that need some electronic advice on how to
      connect sensors and stuff:
      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
      >
    • Sep 24 2006 | 10:46 am
      hey guys,
      just wanted to share this nice link:
      its about all this nerdy people soldering in little garages,
      playing with LEDs. thats fun.
      plymo
    • Sep 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
      >
    • Sep 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