1 - After the Build, Comes the Failure
I will be posting a separate documentation solely for the building of the box.
This is the original p5 sketch that I was using as the reference for the interpretation of reality onto my matrixes. Another student Elvin was doing a similar idea and since we were both working off of Shiffman’s Brightness Mirror he shared his code with me for sending live video to a matrix. I attempted to use this with p5serialcontrol but even with Shawn’s help we could get it going.
If I was only using one wall with live video being displayed I could have used a Fadecandy with this code and it most likely would have worked well. But alas my ego caused me to have this massive canvas to work with.
2 - Post-Failure, Repositioning and Making Due
I was pretty disappointed that I couldn’t get any video going with what I imagined to be a pretty simple process, and kind of decided to drop live video. I was introduced to Dominick Chang, a second year student and he gave me his DMX King LeDMX4 PRO an OEM Board for direct Art-Net to RGB/RGBW pixel strip/array control. Basically but connecting this board to my computer by ethernet, and to the board’s ground and data I could address each matrix directly from MadMapper.