PSUs installed. belt installed. motor and driver installed. ribbon hung and wired. controller electronics installed. LED bars mounted on and hooked up.

power on. ssh in over wifi. run test programs. no explosions.

so, with hours rather than days to go, finally get to sit in front of the machine and start to think of it as art. although this is not finessing: the motors are still not behaving, not all eight led strips are working, i’m still working with test sequences. soldering iron and ssh connections in hand, time to pull the rabbit out of the hat.

aside – definitely a brave new world when you can ssh in over wifi to your installation. a much happier time tweaking python from the gallery floor, than c++ up a ladder, wires trailing.