Marco Lurati

Casa di progetto

Campus Est SUPSI

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To share the project of the new SUPSI Campus Est in Viganello (Lugano, Switzerland), the USI and SUPSI universities and the city of Lugano has decided to set up the "Casa di progetto" (house of the project) so that the citizen can be and stay informed about this quite big project.

The project has been curated by Studio It's.

year 2019




The project consists in a small interactive installation based on the reproduction of video contents projected on a wall of the structure. For each video there is an arcade button that allows to start and pause the video.

The installation is based on a Intel NUC PC with Linux that runs a Processing sketch connected to a projector and an audio speaker. The interface is controlled by an Arduino that communicate with the PC to select and play the videos.

The communication between Arduino an Processing is bidirectional to be able to read and set the buttons light according on the sketch status (play, pause, loop as standby).

The challenges have been making sure the projector and the PC where kept safe in this installation with public access. To solve it, a sealed box designed for using projectors at the exterior has been adopted, with the addition of an extra fan to ensure enough airflow for the projector.

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