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A lamp that indicates what the local surf conditions are using an Arduino Leonardo unit. The conditions are represented by the colour that the la… Read More
A lamp that indicates what the local surf conditions are using an Arduino Leonardo unit. The conditions are represented by the colour that the lamp glows. Product photography: Lewis Gillingham. Read Less
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This product is for a short 4 week Uni project in which we had to produce a product powered by an Arduino unit that had a functional output as well as a milled casing.
 
I created a lamp that represents what the local surf conditions are.
I did this using data from magic seaweed; a surf forecasting website, this input was then programmed to a light output using the Aruino Leonardo unit and two RGB LED's.
I used processing to run the code.
 
The casing is milled cork with an internal mount for the electronics, thre is a resin board cover for this on the underside of the cork block. The fin is laser cut 10mm acrylic with the two LED's mounted at the base.
 
The lighting effect is very successful emitting a light glowing outline of the fin.
 
Red light indicates the surf is flat; <2ft
Blue light indicates medium surf; 2-4ft
Green light indicates big surf; >4ft
If you're interested in the surf lamp you can find out more, see the developments and contact me for any enquiries at:
 
Thaks to Andy Smith at the Makernow lab for help with the coding.
Product photos Lewis Gillingham;