SYNC is an interactive lighting system inspired by the Pteroptyx Malaccae, a species of fireflies where all the males flash in unison. Research by John and Elizabeth Buck on fireflies was studied to develop a digital unit that would respond to one another to simulate SYNC. Each of the units will eventually flash collectively every six seconds in relation to the human eye, thus affecting the physiological rhythms of the body. External lighting stimuli including cell phones, cars, fl ashlights, etc., also affects the firefly units. In addition, solar panels are proposed for the power source which allows for reactivity to daylight levels as well as seasonal shifts. The life spans of the units are cyclical as they die out during the winter and are re-born in the summer.
Please visit http://albertchao.com/images/applet/AVG_system.html for the digital interactive model.
Status: School Project