There was over a man-year (more than 2000 combined hours) put into this project which used sophisticated custom software designed by David Guttman to control 512 computer controlled full-color LED’s, 32 LED controllers, 4 Arduinos, and 4 computers, with over 6000 wire interconnects and well over a mile of wire.  This complex hardware configuration was masterminded by Chris Nelson and Eliot Phillips, based on a challenging design concept from the talented Eric Gradman who also developed a good portion of the support structure and final assembly.

Once operational, it took inputs from the music for beat-matching and/or VU metering, a wireless iPad, and a 22-button console (built by Gradman) – sometimes all at once.  At the end of the night, DJ Matthew Davis had not only moved the crowd with his awesome music, but the twin-computer-based system be designed had processed and sent 53,477 beats to our tempo-synced light sculpture between 7:30 and 2am, when the excited crowd got a little “too excited”, and we were asked to leave the music off until we shut down on schedule an hour later.