Flexin For First

This is a piece I did for The Workroom gallery in Newcastle.  It was for a show titled 'Flags and Trophies'. Was just a fun idea I had for a bunch of weird old 80s muscle guys flexing on a podium. 

I wanted to try and do something with Led's and learn how to program using an Arduino or something similar. I drew the guys and painted them then laser cut out the shapes and the placed laser cut acrylic with the drawings into the wood.  The soldering and wiring was a bit of a challenge but I got through all the spaghetti in the end. 

It didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it but it was still kinda cool. I am hoping to revisit this kinda project soon and really nail it.