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Data Networks Visualized via Light Paintings [Video]

All around you are wireless data networks: cellular networks, Wi-Fi networks, a world of wireless communication. Check out this awesome video of network signals mapped over a cityscape.

What would happen if you made a device that allowed you to map signal strength onto film? In the following video electronics tinkerers craft an LED meter and use it to paint onto long exposure photographs with phenomenal results.

Immaterials: light painting Wi-Fi [via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/2/11

Comments (4)

  1. Hatryst

    Simply great. You can see the hardwork behind this :)
    Anyone interested in light painting? Have a look:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_painting

  2. Omar Hafiz

    Yeah work. Thanks for the link Hatryst.

  3. Steve K

    anyone have an updated link? I’m getting video unavailable. (I’m visiting EU this week, so if that’s the problem, I can try when I get home to the US in 10 days.)

  4. Ja5087

    Pika Pika!

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