Light Test


This prototype light table combines Arduino, Processing, GIS, and LED lights to draw attributes of geospatial data by luminescence. Photographed below is a digital elevation model of Puerto Rico, where the brightness of each LED corresponds to the elevation of that sampled area. Given Arduino's interactivity capacity, I am testing the ability to “zoom” to different scales using analog potentiometers and buttons. This unique combination of hardware and software means that dynamic modes of representation can be incorporated into traditionally static environments, such as physical models.