Our Fireflies are wearable, hackable and quite social.
These playful Fireflies flow through various light sequences based on human contact and socialization patterns while engaging their audiences into discussion and exchange. From a vantage point the keepers of the fireflies will paint an array of light, data and human interaction into a new space.Tweet about the Firefly
Well we don't want to spoil the fun of the experience but here are a few pointers to help you get started.
The Firefly has a heart of Arduino making it easy to reprogram.
The Firefly project software and hardware will soon be released to the Open Source communities. We want others will have as much fun as we've had on the the project while contributing to the next generation of Fireflies.
We have taken efforts to keep this project green and friendly for the environment. The Firefly pendants at Lead Free (PB Free) and many of the parts used have recycled materials in them and we use rechargeable batteries for our installations.
We also encourage those who have received a pendant as part of an installation and don't wish to repurpose it, to return the firefly to us and we will reuse it in another installation.
Right now you can't buy a Firefly but we are collecting names of those who would to stay up to date and be notified when and if Fireflies will be available for purchase.
We are currently working on the next generation of Fireflies and will be posting information soon.
If your are interested in commissioning an installation for your gallery or event please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darcy Whyte is a software designer-developer who is exploring electrical and kinetic sculpture.