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City of Sacramento - Creative Economy Pilot Project

3D LED Cube Interactive

OK, so what’s this all about? The Creative Economy Pilot Project (CEPP) is an initiative by the City of Sacramento to increase economic activity and improve public spaces through art, food, and technology initiatives. Very cool ... very cool! Back in November 2017, it was announced that I was one of several artists to receive a $5K CEPP grant. With the grant funds, I plan to incorporate interactivity into the cube and deploy it at various publicly accessible locations within the city.

I also plan to release the coding and design of the cube to educate and inspire others to learn about electronics, arming them with the realization that you do not have to be a tech genius to build super cool stuff using Arduino! I’m going to use this page to document some of this, talking about some of the successes and challenges I am facing. It’s going to be an insane amount of work ... LOL!

March 22nd, 2018 - Tech Night at Golden 1 Center

Some of the representatives for the Sacramento Kings stopped by HackerLab in early March and noticed my LED cube on display. Along with the HackerLab team and Robotics Evolution, I was invited to display the cube at Golden 1 Center for their Tech Night Event. Heck yea! Who in their right mind would say no to the Kings? Thanks to the CEPP grant to pay for some of the logistics and programming, I was able to pull it off on short notice. Here’s a video and some pics from that evening.

The event was bittersweet. This was during the protest against the Stephon Clark shooting, so access to G1C was closed off to many of the fans. No regrets, though. The protest was important!

Lessons learned on this event: Be sure to make use of the loading dock at G1C if it is offered to you! My LED panels got pretty banged up in carrying them around the block from where we parked. We anticipated some rain but not the wind! Fortunately, I was able to straighen out the panels enough to where they all performed well. After a little maintenance work, they are now as good as new!

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