How does it work? The umbrella is connected to a program called MadMapper that allows us to project whatever we want onto the array from a computer.
The small green box in the bottom corner of the above picture connects the umbrella LEDs to the computer. It is a nifty piece of hardware called LeDMX that does a lot of the heavy data translation automatically.
We found the umbrella in the junk shelf (my one true love):
Measured out strips of LEDs to attach to the frame:
Wired it up:
Then connected it to a power supply and the LeDMX!