DIY: Painting with light

Nov. 18, 2016

Thanks to the know how of one DIYer, however, you too can build your own light paintbrush.

As an avid DIYer and a fine arts major, I have painted in almost every medium known to man. But I must admit, I have never painted with light. The marriage of long-exposure photography and gestured paint strokes, painting with light might seem limited to an art gallery or a movie screen. Thanks to the know how of one DIYer, however, you too can build your own light paintbrush.

According to Gareth Branwyn for Make Magazine: "In John Park’s latest project in his explorations of the Circuit Playground’s capabilities, he shows us how to build a simple device for “painting with light” using long-exposure photography. All you really need is a Circuit Playground board, a camera capable of taking long-exposure photographs, a battery pack, some wire, and a potentiometer (to control the brightness of the NeoPixels)."

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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