if banshees were into hobbyist electronics, anyway.

Hard to see in the blurry photo, but this is the third coat, running. The three Otter-boxes housing the Arduinos are on the mat (only one is working, the other two have their signal and power cables flopped out).

It’s been a long road, and I still don’t have software or a control system. Each control box has a 4-bit dip switch to choose alternative programs, and a potentiometer knob for varying the refresh/flash speed. However, I’ve written software for neither.

I dumped a strand and Arduino on my friend Slobberchops, he’s an Alpha Geek. I’m hoping he gets interested enough to write me some cool patterns in the 10 days before I leave for the playa. Holy cats, only ten days; I’m not panicking, breathing, calm.