iCetana Sign

Completed sign

iCetana (where I work as a Software Engineer) recently moved office and asked me to build a sign for the new space, befitting a modern software startup. Last year I built a bare steel industrial style sign for Unearthed, so for this project I wanted to go for a different style and add more interest with individually addressable coloured LED strips.

We painted the rear wall of the office blue, and I built a gloss white powder coated steel sign, with frosted acrylic, backlit with DotStar RGB LED strips controlled by a Raspberry Pi. This allows us to programatically control each LED's colour and brightness (potentially for use as a CI build light in the future). I've written some basic animations to get us started:


This is the process of building the sign - click any image below to open the gallery.