Where Art meets Engineering

Where Art meets Engineering

Jopel Designs is a small specialty electronics design and consulting firm located in the outskirts of Portland Oregon. We focus on specialty LED lighting design, embedded microprocessor control systems and CNC robotic systems. As a way of showcasing our capabilities a number of art installations have been created and shown at various events and festivals. The Zen Generator is pictured above while Chromaspores and several other projects are pictured beyond the "Read More" link below

Our main focus is specialty LED lighting products ranging from jewelry and costume to environmental lighting. Much of our current work focuses on the WS2811 addressable LED by Worldsemi. We are also producing many of our legacy products in the Luminous Interactive Art (LIA) line.

Our capabilities are not limited to LED lighting products;

  • Analog and digital schematic and layout
  • Embedded Firmware
  • Electronic assembly testing
  • Independant design verification
  • CNC Machine shop
  • Multihead 3d Printing
  • Automative and RV installations.

Welcome to the site and please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Jesse
Owner/Designer/Maker


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Our Amazon Store is Open

Our Amazon Store is Open

Finally up and running. Visit our store.

Blinky Tits is a Reality!

Blinky Tits is a Reality!

The skunk works have been churning for a while, and now it is time to announce: Blinky Tits. Our first major product developed using the WS2812B. The project is still in pre-Alpha stage, and no order are yet being taken. A number of production and reliability test are needed before it will be ready the masses. Please contact us if you would like to part of the first production run of Blinky Tits. Or you wish to commision a smilarly elegant LED wearable.

Jopel Heads in a new direction

Jopel Heads in a new direction

For a long time the majority of lighting products we've sold have been from the LIA family of devices. Today the LIA family ceases development. The next area of development will make use of the Worldsemi WS2811 or WS2812 chip. These addressable full color LEDs make high detail LED systems far simplier to build, wire, and write software for. Embrace the future. Good things are coming.

Chromaspores

Chromaspores

Chromasporesis showing at SOAK 2013. An art installation specifically to showcase the lighting prowes of Jopel Designs.

The installation aims to create a calming, meditative environment through the use of gently fading lights mounted directly in a tree. 12 radially-oriented armatures will dangle 48 paper lantern “spores” with full color LEDs inside. Each of the spores are independently lit and controlled, but act together as a group to create dynamic, cohesive color patterns. A system of removable chains will be used to suspend the armatures and spores, eliminating permanent damage to the tree. Individual spores will have variable lengths of chain; some spores may be closer to the ground while some may be high in the branches. An open gathering space beneath the tree is manditory.

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