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Interactive Lighting

2006 Victoria University assignment

2006, Victoria University assignment This project looked to solve the problem of positioning a desk lamp precisely without it moving. To solve this I created a lamp made from light sheet aluminum with mechanically locking joints. When the user touched the handle of the lamp a small microprocessor sends a signal telling the lamps joints to unlock. The lampthen go limp in the users hands and was able to be adjusted without any friction. The instant the user let go of the lamp the joints would lock keeping the lamp it it\\\\\\\'s position. Light levels are controlled by touching different surfaces on the lamps handle to dim and brighten the lamp.