During Spring quarter, lab64's expertise and tools were called into action for an unusual objective – Palo Alto Code:ART Festival 2017! Mateo Garcia, an undergraduate majoring in computer science and art practice utilized lab64 to help him realize his embedded systems art installation.
'Feng Shui : Flow of Energy' was created by Mateo Garcia (B.A.S.'18). His installation was on display at 455 Bryant Street, incorporating three levels of the parking garage stairway. Strands of LED lights were programmatically controlled, responding to various inputs and commands. Mateo's installation represented the flow of light energy from the sun to the earth. The Code:ART installations were on display for one weekend, throughout downtown Palo Alto. City of Palo Alto Code Art
Maker lab64, housed in the Packard Building is available 24/7 for Stanford students. Embedded systems projects like Mateo's are encouraged and supported by lab64.
"This project would not have been possible without the dedicated time and energy of Steven Clark, who advised me on the design and engineering of this work," states Mateo. Steven Clark is the Instructional Labs Manager. Information about EE's lab64 can be found under EE's student resources, Maker lab64.