Aluminum, birch plywood, glass, Arduino Uno
Milling, Turning, Sheet Metal Forming, Woodworking, Electronics
To create a "smart" task lamp that turns on and off automatically and increases its brightness when the room gets dark. Beacon was inspired by seeing people work with such intense focus that even the sunset and a dark work table wouldn’t break their concentration. I wanted to design a lamp that would help preserve that moment of focus.
Beacon was an exercise in harmoniously integrating the electronics and raw, stock material forms into an elegant form that is easy to fabricate repeatably.