Sean McIntyre · designing tech to create great things

Cube, 2014

The Cube is a hanging pendant lamp made from wood and 96 light bulbs, each side measuring 1 foot. The Cube started off as "more than just a lamp", the first ones I made had lights that danced automatically, sometimes in time with music, and sometimes on a basic loop.

A key part of this design was a Triac Fanout circuit board I designed and fabricated to control AC voltage, dimming up to 8 channels from an Arduino-compatible microcontroller.

Fading cube

What I learned, however, was the Cube is "more than just a lamp", even without the complexity of dancing light bulbs. It looks great and has warmed every space it's been installed in, from an art gallery to my friends' living rooms.

Black painted cube

Black painted cube

Black painted cube

Brown cube