Mike Estee Designer / Engineer

Collaborations, Projects & Performances (2002—2017)


 

Lux
Lux
Lux
Lux The rear DMX I/O and power ports for Lux. this is the controller module, which has additional parameter adjustment knobs across the top.
Lux Front view of the luminaire, showing the RGB+W 3W Luxeon LEDs and heatsink.
Lux PCB layout image for the boost convertor controller board. Board features a 20W boost convertor, buffered DMX, and onboard configration switches.

Lux

2004

Lux was originally built for the Star Wheel project, but later became the platform for several other projects. It is a battery powered, high brightness, self addressing, animating DMX based luminaire.

Capable of running for up to 8 hours off three D cell batteries, and using a unique RGB+W color mixing scheme to optimize power usage. Lux was one of my more complicated projects as it involved board design, firmware programming, enclosure design, thermal managment & CAM programming.