HALO Swarm is an interactive light installation installed at Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia. I worked on it as part of the Tangible team. There is no central controller in this system - each 'HALO' has its own microcontroller and can only communicate with its 4 immediate neighbours.
I was lead technical on this project. I coordinated manufacturing, programming, and assembly. I also did prototyping, evaluation, some hardware design and modification, interaction design, and final programming. We had some really unique challenges on this project that only became clear as it was coming together. Additionally, it was being installed on the other side of the world, so it required prepping for a lot of contingencies. Ask me about it if you are interested!
The first 3 pictures are from an early iteration that we use as a testbed. The rest are from prototyping and installation of the one installed at Scitech in Perth.