:: Drivein - Belas Artes ::


At Colletivo, Alexandre Barchiega and I worked on a very exciting project.
Grupo Vegas was opening a new kind of cinema in São Paulo, the central concept was to build an environment for not only watching movies, but also to relax with good food. The whole aesthetics of it revolves around 70's drive-in American movie theaters with custom made leather seats, a (very) nice kitchen and walls decorated with 74 original car headlights.

Our job was to build the physical support, electric and software system to animate all those lights and make them accessible from the kitchen ( where the cook would trigger one scene or another ). For the hardware we ended up using some DMX boards from Lumikit to drive the 12v automotive lamps.

At the software side of things, I wrote an app with a series of configurable scenes using ImGui and Cinder. You could select each individual lamp to fine tune the whole experience. After making the necessary adjustments, the settings were exported and sent to a raspberry pi running the same application with some extra code to manage the hardware input button changing scene, turning on/off, etc...

Belas Artes Drive-in Light controller from Henrique Périgo on Vimeo.

At the back of the picture, there is a white acrilic board with six buttons, a pi and a cinder app running: