Raspberry Pi-controlled air pollution art project erected in Chelmsford

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Victoria Button has just seen the completion of the installation of her art project at a shopping centre in Chelmsford. The project, which is at the High Chelmer shopping centre, seeks to highlight the issue of air pollution in our environment and encourage social change. It reads pollution levels from various locations via a council API and then uses that data to determine lighting effects at the installation location. The 12 Raspberry Pi-controlled DMX lights project through four ‘leaves’ made out of squashed plastic bottles and changes throughout the day. The installation is up until the end of October.

You can find out much more by viewing the video of Victoria’s talk at the last Cambridge Raspberry Jam:

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