Photo by Dawn Bustanoby
Groovik’s Cube is a large-scale arts and technology project most of whose team live in the Seattle area and are Ignition NW members. With a large scale structure made from re-usable scaffolding and recycled materials, and a large number of custom electronics components driven by custom developed software, Groovik’s cube is not only an entertaining piece of large scale art, it represents the values and skills of large segments of our community.
The cube is a large scale (15′x15′x15′), functional Rubik’s Cube whose motion is simulated by 648 superbright LEDs which light the cube from the inside. The motion of the lights is accompanied by the sound of gears and mechanical clicking. The entire process is controlled by 3 separate controllers, and three participants must work together to solve the cube. The first installation of the cube will be at the Burning Man Festival of Arts and Culture, and then the cube and its technology components will be exhibited at art events in the Northwest over the following year.