Digital Maker were commissioned to re-create a classic but realistic lighthouse as part of Light the North, the lighthouse trail. They implemented programmable RGB LEDs to create the sweeping white light you see at the top of the lighthouse and have also integrated a story telling element to the sculpture, where when you push the button, a story from a Scottish Lighthouse Keeper will play. The paint, look and feel is inspired by the “Happisburgh Lighthouse” which is featured on the branding of Sandtex paint – the paint used on real-life lighthouses.
Digital Maker CIC (Martin Evans & Phil Thompson) strive to provide high quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) education. They utilise computing, robotics, electronics, design and prototyping to give participants experience of creative and critical thinking, resilience, teamwork and communication skills. They provide exciting and engaging workshops for ages 10+ with a track record of inspiring inquisitive minds.