Tuesday, December 14, 2010


The led's are representational for the neon light strip/ the power supply on the right is 12v and the left 5v, both coming from the same unit

Monday, December 13, 2010

still no motor movement, but closer on the box design and lighting

 glassed in sunroof, soon to be hidden
 coated a side of the box to look as if the box is wet
 more crushing
 mock up of template to hide the top rails where the sunroof is glassed in
no motor movement as of yet, still hopeful
 First neon test

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

sunroof process updates

 building da box

 crushing box and fiberglassing into position from inside the box
 Chickin' and Waffles, great guy but refuses to use the litter box

 figuring out readings from photocell
 Dishes are done on this computer.
 VW MK3 Bentley wiring diagrams
 H-bridge reference
 Resistance readings between all wires to designate the common wires specific to each coil on the motor
 computer power supply with 12,5, and 3.3 volt rails. 12v rail @30 amps

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paragraph, work in progress

    To acquire or deserve as a result of effort or action is to earn. This piece questions what I value. Light and its ubiquitous state has adopted a misconception of being given. I allow the viewer to disperse this luxury that I remove from my own control. The neons illuminate a warm gold glow as symbolism of its worth. The motion of the opening works as an extension of how much is earned. The cardboard box suggests solitude and vulnerability through its crushed facade and compromised structure.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Psuedo attempt and sketches for Final

Photocell; when the analog input sensor detects the value of light

Neons in parallel; the digital output turns on when the photocell reads darkness according on the closeness of the viewer

Motor; the motor turns on and reacts with one of its 3 functions when the photocell reads the light value

void loop

the value of the photocell reads and stores the values of light pre-determined through set values from serial print readings for each of the 3 functions of the sunroof and on and off for the neons.

if (the value of the light is slightly dimmer than its brightest value then the first function of the sunroof turns on)

if (the value of the light is slightly dimmer than the above value then the second function of the sunroof begins and the first sunroof function ends)

if (the value of the light is at its dimmest value that has been pre determined than the third function of the sunroof begins and the second sunroof function ends and the neons turn on until light reaches is detected enough to reverse as the viewer walks away)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Psuedo Code

When the viewer sits down on the chair the photocell detects the absence of light and turns the led’s on and the speaker on. When the viewer stands up and walks away the photocell detects light turning the components off.

Fritzing minus the 12v power supplies and 12v components due to lack of icons