/me goes off looking for similar buildings around Brighton...
** Man - topposting is HARD
More seriously, you should check if dynamicly lighting the clock will
confuse pilots -- I don't know about the UK, but in the US, you are
supposed ask the FAA and FCC how your tower should be lit if it is
sufficently high. Also, consider your power budget / where the power
for the lights and funky internet-connected devices are coming from.
If you are considering lights powerful enough to be seen from a
significant distance, then they will soak up significant amounts of
-=- James Mastros / theorbtwo
For the record -- what's the ground level there, what's the altitude
of the faces, and what's the altitude of the tip?
> what's the altitude of the faces
At a rough guess from photos. about 27M
> and what's the altitude of the tip?
46M above ground.
It isn't listed as a navigational hazard or point of reference for aircraft purposes so it shouldn't be a problem to light it up.
the authorities anyway, it won't do any harm.
> Hi all,
> Essentially we have pretty much free rein to do whatever we'd like as
> long as we don't make structural changes to the building, so I think
> it's a wicked opportunity to create a sort of Avatar of London. My
> processing/Arduino skills are pretty shoddy as I'm only now starting
> to learn, but I'm pretty hands-on generally. I'm sending this out on
> the group in the event that anyone would like to get involved in any
> aspect, come and check out the clock and generally muck in!
I'd be interested in seeing the clock, and may be able to help do stuff to
it, but i don't know that i'd have time to do much with it. (I really
don't want to have to fight with win7).
I've been interested in adding a sensor to this lightning detector network
So if anyone's interested in weather station type things and wants to
split the costs etc.
> No need to fight with Win7 - more than happy to run Linux on there but
> wanted to be able to get something in there snappy that I could work
> with, not being a Linux bod myself. The lightning detector looks
> amazing and I'm happy to cover the costs if you want to work on it.
Sorry for taking ages on getting back to you, but if you want to buy one
of the lightning detector kits i'd be happy to build it!