TechShop hired me to write a curriculum for their summer camp and because I'm infatuated with light boxes, I was thrilled to see that was one of the topics they were requesting. NYC is my home town and even though I love living in California, I do miss the bright lights of the greatest city on earth. Also, a skyline is an easily customizable pattern for students to replicate. After showing this box to my summer camp, one of the students wasted no time in creating a similar box for San Francisco. The box contains 6 programmable LED's and an Arduino running a basic LED program.
I can't believe it, but I succeeded at making a "212" in neon class today!!!! I was skeptical when I accidentally broke my #1 an hour before class was over, but managed to get it lit and bombarded and everything. The teachers and I both were skeptical that I'd finish in time, but I'm so glad I pushed through and made it happen. Photos of the lit sign to come :)