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Lux

Lighting Design, Coding, Film Editing

The Luxuator is a lighting system that functions as a baby monitor for deaf parents with a focus on stimulating parent-child closeness. The prompt was simple: design a lamp that takes an input and does something with it.

I built a pressure-sensitive mat connected to an Arduino, and wrote code to convert the data from the baby's pressure and movement into pulsating patterns of light. The pulsing lights, which utilize modified versions of several open source Arduino LED libraries, echo the movement of a baby more organically than current market solutions, which have more of a binary, “is the baby ok?” focus.