XBox 360 Kinect + DMX = 100% Awesome

I saw this amazing video on Hack N’ Mod about turning an XBox 360 Kinect into a DMX lighting control device.

Of course I said “SAY WHAAAT?” to myself ever so gently.  Can you imagine this with a full lighting rig?  Right now, it’s just being done with two green LEDs.

Check out the video!

Kinect + Touch Designer DMX Light/Laser Control from Phil Reyneri on Vimeo.

Hack the world!  Thanks, Hack-N-Mod!


Check this out – Hack-N-Mod posted this completely fantastic upright piano modification – the piano case was gutted, a synth and keyboard were stuck in (and a whole bunch of LEDs), and some of it was motorized.  Amazing!

A 7-Color Handheld Laser Project

With a little patience, the sled from a PS3, and some time to watch this video, you can make a 7-color handheld laser!  This is a pretty cool project from one of my favorite blogs, Hack-N-Mod.

Hack-N-Mod also has a handful of other sweet laser projects here.

Legos, Star Wars, and LEDs: A Winning Nerd Combination

This one’s for my best friend Greggie.  Merry Christmas, brother.

…and Merry Christmas to you, Hack-N-Mod!

60,000 LEGOs, Hack-N-Mod sleek blue LEDs, and a whole bunch of free time, one LEGO Star Wars fan built this diorama – complete with At-Ats, storm troopers and all of the incredible details.  This project was four years and three thousand dollars in the making.

Huge Christmas Tree Display How-To

Oh Hack-N-Mod, how I love thee.  Check out this how-to video on how to have a massive rockin’ Christmas Tree display.  Also, give Hack-N-Mod a few moments of your time, and then come back to JimOnLight!

Behind the Scenes – Holdman Christmas Display from Richard Holdman on Vimeo.

Also, check out Richard Holdman’s site on building these massive projects.