A collaboration with friends, this project took a century old organ and fitted it with lights and control switches. Initially I just helped move the organ, but then worked on wring it for its first revision, and became more and more involved with each revision.
The first revision was a piece for the 2018 Hand Eye Society Ball, where it was used as an input for keeping score of a meta-game played at the event. It also included an LED sign to display teams and scores.
In its second outing, the organ was shown in the Light Up the Square 2018 by the City of Mississauga. The code was reworked to be a simple and pleasant interactive light installation.
In its new home, the Light Organ was completely overhauled, and every key was wired up to create a full spectrum of lighting effects from the keyboard.
The code was modified to send MIDI messages along with each keypress, and a rPi backend was constructed to play the notes. These changes have not yet be implemented in the current installation.