Kevin Barry, Broadway Electrician Extraordinaire, came to us a few years ago with an idea for a better cue light panel. After months of discussion, development and prototyping, that idea turned into the Prospero, which is now in use on more than a dozen Broadway shows and tours.
Kevin came to us with another idea recently, and now we’re developing this spiffy little box. It does something interesting with Midi Show Control, but we’re not quite ready to share yet. Stay tuned for more details!
Urban Innovation21 is a pretty great organization, doing all sorts of good things for Pittsburgh entrepreneurs. They run the Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone, which has provided us with awesome interns from local universities for the last 4 years, along with a whole slew of other great benefits.
We’re glad to be involved with UI21 and the great work they’re doing – and we’re especially glad when they invite us out for Pizza and Wigle Whiskey. Thanks for the great networking event last week, UI21!
A few months ago we got the chance to work with artist Carin Mincemoyer to update her beautiful sculpture, Diamonds Diamonds.
The sculpture incorporates 78 LEDs to make it sparkle overhead, but the LEDs weren’t as bright as Carin had hoped, so we were called in to diagnose the problem. We came up with a solution and re-wired the whole piece, which is now back in place on Market Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. Go see it at night – it’s pretty stunning!
Our tiny CNC router spent the day making parts for a hoist out of ABS plastic.
This hoist is on its way to join a fleet of 9 being installed on a contour curtain in a 1920’s era theater/movie house.
Our Prospero Cue Light Controllers are usually used by Broadway shows and tours, but they also work great as part of a theatre’s in-house system.
The Benedum Center here in Pittsburgh recently built a new stage manager’s panel, and we provided them with a custom cue light control system for it. In addition to a stock Prospero Controller, we also built them a set of custom switches with RGB LEDs. Our typical lens changing system allows the user to choose from one of five color options, while the Benedum’s custom stiches allow each indicator light to be individually set 7 colors without changing lenses. So many choices!