interaction & electronic design

Lighting installation

Upload your visuals on youtube, send the link via mail or facebook to useabrand (office[at] – we will display the best visuals on the useabrand shopwindow based in Zollerngasse 15, 1070 Vienna right across famous szene club´s like: “Europa”, “Sapa” or “”! Submission deadline is next Thursday (20.01.2011)! Till the end of January 2011 we realized in cooperation with useabrand a lighting installation using a high resolution, full-color 3,20m x 2,40m (64×48 pixel) LED Display.


Display ²

Durchgang Odeongasse – Zirkusgasse, 1020 Wien The display is controlled by three chained AurinkoLink-Controllers – frame data is stored on an Arduino Duemilanove (using Toublos Arduino export function). Check our software page for details. Because of the simple and efficient hardware design the whole setup draws a maximum of 6 watts at full brightness from the grid. Typical consumption is about 3 watts.

1024 & 1 bit Nacht

Q202 ist ein jährlicher Atelierrundgang für Kunst und Kultur im zweiten und 20. Wiener Gemeindebezirk.
Wir haben eine interaktive LED Installation gebaut, mit der man mittels einer WII Remote interagieren konnte.

Display ²

Öffentliche Installation im Durchgang Odeongasse - Zirkusgasse im 2. Wiener Gemeindebezirk. Geht jemand an der Installation vorbei, lacht ein Smiley der Person entgegen. Das Display wirdvon drei verketteten AurinkoLink-Controller gesteuert. Der Durchschnittsverbrauch ist ca. 3 Watt.

1024 & 1 bit Nacht

Q202 is an open platform for art and culture in the second and the 20th district of Vienna. The goal is communication and collaboration among artists, as well as the integration of art and cultural issues in urban design.
We presented our flexible LED-Matrix, mounted horizontally and bent over a girder. Visitors were able to interact with the LEDs by using a WiiMote.

BoBo Gadgetto Workshop

We designed 15 construction kits to solder a wearable led screen with 256 LEDs (3 colors: green, red, orange) for a soldering workshop on the the Art on Wires Symposium 2010 in Oslo. Components For getting an overview take a look on the components overview. The Microprocessor (Atmel AtMega8) is the heart of our board, it handles USB communications, controlls the LEDs and does radio transmitting and receiving. We need to use the shift registers, because the processor has way to few pins to drive all the LEDs directly.

Playful Spaces Workshop

We will toy with the constraints & ressources of gadgetry and modify it for some "artistic" purpose

In this workshop we will show you how to modify gadgets and how to turn them from plain nuisance to a tool of glitchy, noisy awesomeness. The techniques shown are pretty easy -- even for the unexperienced in electronics. All you need is to be willing to make mistakes, repeatedly pop batteries in and out in order to reset things after crashing the processor, and a desire to make cool new stuff.




We built the LED-Installation Salgonom to test-drive our new controller Software Aurinko together with the Animation editor Toublo. We found a wall made of glass bricks at the entrance of the Arsenal Objekt 210 and thought – “This would be an ideal place to realize a light installation!”. Because of the transparency of the glass bricks, the matrix can be viewed from the inside as well as from the outside of the building.