Data Visualization (March 2015 - May 2015)
Role: Designer, Fabricator
Team member: Ross Goodwin (design, coding)

Project for ITP 3D Data Visualization Class



The Traveler's Lamp visualizes the traveling salesman problem between a set of 3D printed node-cities modeled in Rhinoceros software. City-nodes are designed based on descriptions of chosen cities from Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities.

The Traveler's Lamp is a three-dimensional set of vertices enclosed in an engraved laser cut Plexiglas form with a custom made wooden stand. The vertices are connected with a thin fishing line to LEDs, that visualize a computer algorithm (running on Raspberry Pi) approximating the traveling salesman problem in real time between the node-cities.

Tools Used
Rhino 3D, Illustrator, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Raspberry Pi, Python