The LIA-2 Stack

The LIA-2 Stack

The LIA-2 Stack is a method of combining several LIA-2 boards into larger systems. The design is sturdy and protective; a sandwich of machined HDPE and LIA-2 1.05's. This example shows a 40 channel system primarily designed to power the 5mm variety of LEDs. There's a separate connector for each LED and power is supplied by a USB cell phone charger.

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LIA-3 Installed in "Donor Tree"

LIA-3 Installed in "Donor Tree"
Recently finished is this magnificent tree, created by Richard Cawley Sculptural Design. The artist contacted me durring the early stages of the design for pricing, construction and capability estimates. JD developed a lighting system kit for the project (JD also helped install) that only met the tree durring the onsite installation. The Tree has donor names laser cut on the leaves and trunk sections. Each of the names has an independantly controlled LED strip governed by a 6-board LIA-3 system.

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LIA-2 Furry Stovepipe Hat

LIA-2 Furry Stovepipe Hat

 

This 18" tall LIA-2 embedded furry stovepipe hat is now one of my favorite costume pieces. I had the hat already but wanted to spice it up. I retrofit the hat in August of 2011 to wear at Burning Man. It would cost ~$265 to produce something similar from scratch.

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LIA-2 Racoon Hat

LIA-2 Racoon Hat
This hat is very similar to the Furry Stovepipe hat, just much smaller and cheaper to put together. There is only one LIA-2 circuit board used in this design so the battery will last much longer.

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LIA-3 Light Tubes

LIA-3 Light Tubes
These LED light tubes are a great example of how a LIA-3 system can be made portable. The LED's are mounted inside acrylic tubes and clear PVC injection molding pellets used as a diffusing medium. The LED's have a short 'pigtail' that gets the wires and connector past the end caps. A 50 foot harness gives the tube a respectable reach around most environments.

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LIA-1 Neon Dread Puffs

LIA-1 Neon Dread Puffs

I created these Neon Dread Puffs for my wife sometime in 2010. They are made with LIA-1 v1.08 (designed for remote LED's), some "Dread Falls" purchased online, and clam shell hair clips. Each half/side has its own LIA-1 unit driving 8 LED's woven into the dread falls. The two halves are linked by a communication cable to synchronize the units. The pictures are post Burning Man, so the puffs are a little dusty.

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LIA-3 PC Lighting System.

This was built for one of our customers. It is a kit designed to be installed to a custom gaming PC. The LIA system is installed to a 5.25" drive bay on a 3.5" floppy drive mounting adapter. A microphone and control button are installed into the 5.25" bay cover. A 4-pin Molex is used to power the LIA from the computers' power supply. The lights consist of five 6"-9" strips of RGB LED embedded in a sheet of acrylic that sits under the computer tower and three 16" pieces of LED tape for installation anywhere inside the tower. This video demonstrates sound reaction mode, but it also includes morph mode like all other LIA devices.

Types of LED's used by LIA devices.

RGB LED's are available in many configurations. The variations include viewing angle, size, and mounting scheme. Most LIA hardware can support common anode (common +) or common cathode (common -) LED types and the wire connections to red, green and blue are configurable in software. Basically any 4 pin RGB LED can be used with a LIA system. Some Common LED types:

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