Garage Mahal is Burning Man camp that has been going out to the Back Rock Desert since 2002.
Lead lighting designer, flame effects and CNC fabrication are among the projects I have worked on with Garage Mahal.
The lotus petals are a key element to the design of the car, 15 individual petals arranged around the front of the car. Each petal is made up of a hand bent steel frame covered in a spandex sleeve. For the illumination I added WS2815 LED strips around the edge of each petal using a density of 144 LEDs per meter. I use a Falcon F16v3 controller to send the pixel data to each strip. I created a 2d planar arrangement of the petals and mapped them in xLights. Animations were created using a combination of Adobe After Effects and xLights, played back using FPP on a Raspberry Pi.