Client / Jason Bruges Studio
Location / London, UK
Role / PCB Design & Firmware Development
Tech / Sensors (Lux, Lidar, Wind), Microcontroller

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Litmus

Client / Jason Bruges Studio
Location / London, UK
Role / PCB Design & Firmware Development
Tech / Sensors (Lux, Lidar, Wind), Microcontroller

Commissioned by the London Borough of Havering, four landmark sculptures were designed as giant litmus papers responding to a variety of environmental stimuli. Litmus comprises four twelve-metre high sculptures,

Two of the towers measure and display the light levels and tide levels at Tilbury. The latter is particularly important for the RSPB, who monitor birds on the marshes and are one of the stakeholders in the project. Marsh Way is the site of a further two towers. The southern ‘Litmus’ tower displays the power generated by the neighbouring wind turbine while the northern tower records and displays the volume of traffic entering into the Rainham area.

Plug+Play developed a robust controller to interface with the sensors and illuminate the pixels, displaying the information.