Diodome - Interactive Light Installation for Burning Man 2013

Contribute now - campaign ends Today! A beautiful 18ft geodesic dome covered in a rainbow of LEDs - with you at it's heart controlling the light show.
Jasmine Brackett
Los Angeles, California
United States
3 Team Members

Campaign Ends Today! Please contribute now to make the Diodome brighter and better!

The Diodome is an interactive light installation for Burning Man 2013. 300+ individually controlled LEDs and a beautiful cover over an 18ft geodesic dome the Diodome creates a three dimensional surface of light which participants can interact with.

In the center of the Diodome stands a platform supporting a glowing frosted hemisphere. As you touch and stroke this surface the colors around you respond, creating a space of colored light that envelopes and surrounds you and your friends. When left alone the dome will gradually change patterns and pulsate in various ways trying to draw people in from across the Playa.

Check out the Diodome Animation Editor: http://diodome.heroku.com

Currently we're looking for funding to support this project and make it a reality. 

This years project is just the first phase. We have plans for a great many variations in the future with the addition of sound, motion tracking and various other forms of interaction making this a project we can bring back to the playa in fresh and exciting ways for years to come.

What do we need the money for?

We are building custom electrical hardware to run the hundreds of LEDs that make up the dome. We're also getting an 18ft 5/8ths geodesic dome that will make the foundation of the Diodome. In order to get the effect seen in the video we need to make custom internal and external skins from translucent material. We'll also be using the money for transportation for the dome and all the equipment necessary to power it on the playa.

We're funding about 1/3rd of the cost of the project ourselves, but we need your help to cover the rest.

One of the great things about this project is the versatility. Once we have the basic system in place we'll be able to modify it to do a variety of other projects without having to outlay a lot of money again, so your contribution will be helping a lot of future art as well.

What have we done before?

In 2010 we built the Illuminatrix, a 4ft x 4ft LED display that was built in the UK and transported to the Playa. This consisted of 256 LEDs showing hundreds of animations created by us and other Burners around the world. It was a huge success and you can still see the results of it here http://cwd.co.uk/illuminatrix/

Another of our members helped create the Woodpushers Gambit in 2005. This was a giant glowing neon chess set out in the deep. http://curple.com/chess

What you can do?

Obviously you can contribute here on Indiegogo, but you can also share this page with your friends, or like us on Facebook.

You can also script animations for the Diodome using our editor diodome.herokuapp.com.

If all goes well come find the Diodome in the Deep Playa at this year's Burning Man. We look forward to seeing you.

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  • $5USD
    A big bright thank you!

    We'll include your name on a plaque out on the playa thanking you for your contribution. A big thank you for supporting the Diodome!

    9 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $25USD
    Diodome dogtag!

    All of the above and a Diodome dogtag which you can pickup on the playa or we'll post to you (you pay for shipping).

    26 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $100USD
    Mini dome!

    Fantastic! Thanks for your support. We'll send you all of the above perks, plus a Diodome 3d printed keyring (you pay for shipping).

    7 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $500USD
    Scale model!

    Awesome, thanks for supporting us to this level. We'll give you all the perks above plus we'll send you a scale model of the Diodome. This model will be 3d printed, we're not yet sure on the size, but should be at least 3" across. We might even throw in an LED. We'll also name an animation after you!

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Be part of the art!

    Wow. Your support is making this project a reality. We want to include you in the artwork so we'll create a custom animation just for you with a special way of activating it on the playa for everyone to enjoy. You get to specify what sort of animation you want to see and we'll make it happen. We'll also include your name in big letters on the plaque, and send you a whole bunch of goodies including all the perks above.

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $3,000USD
    A dome of your own!

    Simply amazing. We can't believe you're showing this level of support for the Diodome. We're going to do everything in our power to thank you for your generosity. We'll include all the perks above, as well as a 3d printed scale model of the dome with its own LEDs. It won't do everything the Diodome does, but it will be a unique model that will make a fine piece of art all of its own. We'll also show you around the insides of dome on the Playa, and do our best to thank you for your support!

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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