Interactive Imagination flexes its creative muscles to present an artistic approach to electronics. This installation is comprises of brushed stainless steel banners set onto streetlights, each one containing a small colour-sensing camera in its base. Using a power supply and driver within the main column, colour information from passing cars is collected and instantly fed to RGB LED arrays hidden behind a polycarbonate diffuser. As each car drives by, a correspondingly coloured pulse travels up the banner: the more different hues of car, the more colours appear in the lights.
With humble beginnings as a 6 channel DMX board, the prototype could replicate the colours placed in front of the camera in real time and also features a capture mode for storing these configurations. The capture mode allows for the 'stacking' of colours on each streetlight and was featured in the final deployment with a 10 channel DMX. See the video below to see how the prototype worked.