Cryptomania is a sculpture designed as commentary on the cryptocurrency pandemonium. It lights up based on the 1 hour price change (a percentage value) of a particular crypto-currency – Ethereum.
Creating the physical enclosure for the CRYP0MANIA crystal was a project in and of itself. This post is about the crystals physical details.
Lets call it CRYPT0MANIA – the connected crystal.
This post is about the crystals digital details – because it works – it really works!
This week I converted a concept into a partial reality.
The target for the first prototype of the enclosure was to create one half of the enclosure, in order to test different LEDs in am environment that resembles its final form.
As the technical feasibility of the API to LED project comes together, it is time to consider the physical specifications, including design, construction, and materials. Here is the current conceptual design:
Meet our new friend, WeMos D1, aka WeMo, aka WeBro
WeMos is going to use its wifi chip to gather information from the web, and eventually – hopefully – interpret that information and do something about it; namely lighting up some LEDs!