For my Place project, my difficulty is that the robot arm can’t really go anywhere besides the studio. So I have to somehow bring a place to the arm.
I think it would be interesting to generatively have the arm light paint different “versions” of the northern lights. I could start by attaching a line of about 8 RGB LEDs to the end of the arm that I change colors and fade in and out as I paint the northern lights.
My plan to start is to make an OF app that I can draw a squiggle on, and the arm will take a diagonal trajectory along the squiggle fading the top lights and twisting randomly to create generative light paintings of the northern lights.