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: 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 >
    • 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