Elovalo is a 3D Light display mounted on a monolithic pedestal. It can display 8x8x8 voxel effects on a truly three-dimensional surface. The pedestal contains mounting slots for external sensors that can be used to affect all effects easily. Elovalo has been designed to be a very flexible when it comes to feeding power. A standard Elovalo cube can run on either any AC outlet or a standard car battery, and has been tested to withstand outside mounting.
The lighting system was originally installed at Jyväskylä's central Church Park in Fall 2012 for ten days. It consisted of three lighting pedestals that housed a red, green and blue 3D display. These low-resolution light displays played various effects that were influenced by ambient conditions, such as sound, light and proximity.
Elovalo is a custom design when compared to other LED cube projects. We came up with our own hardware, software and physical packaging. The elovalo software and electronic schematics are Free and Open Source. The development kit includes a Blender based simulation tool that may be used to preview effects before actually uploading them on the device. This is just one of those facets that makes our offering unique compared to others.
We use GPLv3 for software and firmware. CC BY-SA 3.0 is used for hardware and accompanying documentation. See LICENSE files for more details. If you are looking for other licensing options, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you happen to be interested in Elovalo, please contact us. We are open to suggestions. The devices are available for rent. We are willing to co-operate in other ways too.