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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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:

  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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