Linux-based Lamps Go Super Tech

  • The Light by MooresCloud
  • Linux-based LED lights
  • Controlled by Internet-connected mobile devices

Go beyond your imagination with the Light by MooresCloud, a cube of LED lights connected to a small computer running Linux with Wi-Fi which can run applications and can perform any light-based tasks through inter

  • The Light by MooresCloud
  • Linux-based LED lights
  • Controlled by Internet-connected mobile devices

Go beyond your imagination with the Light by MooresCloud, a cube of LED lights connected to a small computer running Linux with Wi-Fi which can run applications and can perform any light-based tasks through internet-connected mobile devices.

The device, invented by Mark Pesce who dubbed it "illumination as a service”, packs an accelerometer and a web server, can display an array of colours and can be programmed to communicate and coordinate with other machines.

"Because it's a full computer running Linux inside, essentially what you can do with it is bound only by your imagination," Pesce said.

Pesce is hoping that the device will gain developers’ attention so that apps may be created utilising the Light’s features and abilities. The product runs on open hardware and software.

The Light was invented by a team of Australians led by Pesce. There are currently 11 people working on the project. The MooresCloud team is seeking to get the Light in production by procuring AU$700,000 through a Kickstarter campaign, which will begin on October 16.

The team is already in talks with one Sydney-based organization to use the Light to track the progress of its processors- using the Light to communicate the status of a processor, like if it’s the cube will flash a specific colour.

The Light will cost AU$99 and will be manufactured in China. The cube is currently powered by an adapter and there is a plan to release a battery-powered version.

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