Final Project


This interactive LED installation is inspired by the firework theme I did in homework 1 to create a fun, inviting, and joyful experience . As guests walk down the stair, firework is generated from the step that guests are on, and firework shoot up from the step onto the side wall. There will be LED strips on each step for visibility purpose, and the most of LEDs are on the side wall. The color of the floor strip light is warm yellow, and when guests steps are sensed, the corresponding light would change color Firework has a unsaturated rainbow color



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Light Up a Firework

This week, I created a small firework video using LED. This short film is inspired by a friend of mine, and she is a student at Parsons DT, a similarly stressful program as ITP. She taught me a trick to relieve stress, which is to light up a firework for yourself. This video is an upgraded firework inspired from her.

The original small firework:

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the LED firework:

function and quality of light:

There is a small red LED in actor’s hand. Light was covered at the beginning because actor was making a fist like gesture, although the light is slightly leaking if looked closely. When ambient light turned off, by using actor’s hand movement, actor created a breakup texture on the light, so it mimics the firework. Also, because the LED is lighting mostly inside of her hand, the shadow on back of hand, it helps create that texture too.