Project Title: LED Umbrella With Arduino
Project Creator: Matthew Poage
Project Description: The LED umbrella is a customizable, blinking LED art experience. In my opinion it must be classified as art because it obviously cannot serve the purpose of a regular umbrella, as is would break (and possibly hurt you) the minute you took it out into the rain.
- 1 x Microcontroller — Arduino Diecimilia
- 1 x Umbrella
- 1 x MIC2981
- 1 x Protoshield for Arduino with tiny breadboard
- 80 x LED
- 8 x resistors
Skills needed: Soldering, patience.
This piece caught my eye because unlike a lot of Arduino projects it doesn’t even pretend to have a pragmatic purpose, and is pretty clearly art. I am generally interested in wearables and costumes that incorporate electronics. This piece reminded me of costumes from Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour, designed by
Information on Taylor Swift tour outfit: https://www.instyle.com/news/taylor-swift-led-light-outfit-costume-1989-world-tour