Each of the light boxes consists of a three dimension face cut into a pine block using a CNC (computer numerical control) machine. The 3D faces were created with CAD (computer aided design) software. Each face is shrouded behind a piece of dark acrylic and illuminated by light emitting diodes that are controlled by a PIC 12F629 microcontroller. The idea behind these boxes was to use modern technology to create something with the patina of an ancient relic or a death mask.
Pine block face cut with a CNC Router
PIC 12F629 microcontroller and software
Printed circuit board, red light emitting diodes
resistors, voltage regulator, battery clip, 9V battery
plywood, wood glue, smoked acrylic