That event was the League of Legends championship for Riot Games. They hired Wes to be part of the music. Riot also hires my friend, Steve Wang, to build character displays for them – like this one which is the first time I used WS2801 LEDs (this is not the final code – just a test).
It was Riot that contracted Steve to build the costume. He calls me whenever electronics are involved.
I just got my Spark Core today so I’m hoping to get it up and running shortly. That said, my Android phone is not compatible with the Spark app; I don’t know if this is a deal breaker.
The Spark Core and Propeller are not Apples and Apples. I like the Propeller for its simplicity and raw horsepower. It’s not fancy, but I like that. As I said, I think combing the two into a system may be a way for me to leverage the specialty things I do. I could be wrong, but I doubt the Spark Core could do constant updating of several hundred WS2812 LEDs like I do in the Propeller. It takes a lot of speed, a lot of RAM (probably not an issue), and precise timing, hence that process runs in a devoted core. Attempting to run WS2812 code in an interrupt is not practical, IMHO.