Center Flee + c4ss4ndr4 showed at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013.
The duo will also show at Maker Faire World at the end of September 2013. (Cassandra was injured in a bike accident and wasn’t able to attend Maker Fare World. The two will be performing at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014.)
Center Flee are accelerometer based, networked LED devices, spun like fire poi, they make music and light effects. They respond to subtle changes in velocity, making a delicate conversation between performer and technology.
The Arduino powered smart poi use the accelerometer data in multiple ways. The spinning motion is translated into RGB LED values, printing colors at specific points in the rotational arc. Accelerometer data is also transmitted to a computer using XBee Wireless chips, producing sounds with each spin. To change between color sequences, ranging from rainbow to red, blue and green channels, simply drop smart poi while at rest or stall while spinning.
The effect is truly mesmerizing, as witnessed at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013. A visceral combination of motion and light, they are simple to use but difficult to perfect.