I am not totally sure what I am going to do for my final project. However, my main idea at this point is to create a light fixture for my final project. My main inspiration is a fixture that I made in the past using a lot of LEDS and an arduino to control them. I would like to iterate on this design that I already have worked with previously. There are several things that I would like to change about the existing fixture. Previously, it took me a long time to learn the technical skills to build the fixture. I had to learn how to use arduino to control a large amount of LEDS (~80). Never having used Arduino for anything this did take a a while. Therefore, I did not focus too much on the aesthetics of the actual piece. I saved that portion for the end, and did not plan it out at all.
Now that I have the knowledge of LEDS and arduino, I can focus more on the aesthetics of the piece. I am planning to start from the very beginning, so this project will still take a considerable amount of time to complete over the next month or so. I want to create something that incorporates LEDS with drapping fabric. I really like to sew, so I want to piece together fabric and LEDS to make a soft lighting fixture for a bedroom or living room. I am still deciding how to incorporate a dynamic aspect. Maybe the fabric in the fixture will be able to sway somehow or the LEDS flicker.
There is always the possibility that I will go in a completely different direction as I continue to design and brainstorm over the next couple days.