[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Benjamin Hallert EMAIL HIDDEN
Mon Apr 8 16:28:00 PDT 2013

Big articulated arm that attaches to a lamp post and folds up when inactive.  At night: When someone gets near, it unfolds, shines a spotlight at their feet to light the way and shouts encouragement to them.  "You can do it!"  "No need to slip and fall today!"  "Watch your step, drunky!  Just kidding; my circuits cannot reliably determine your current level of drunkennes", etc.  I envision something kinda like GladOS from Portal almost except 60% less homicidal.   Arduino as interface to hardware like motion detectors, maybe camera based person tracking using Raspberry pi.
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On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>

> Well I got at least 5 responses back saying people wanted to be a part of
> this.  I figured we could start brainstorming ideas.  That way if we do get
> picked to participate in the qualifier we will already be a few steps ahead.
> Here are the main things we will want to think about:
> 1. We must use interactive lighting to create something awesome.
> 2. We get bonus points for creatively displaying our creation in a public
> space.
> 3. We have to include their Red Bull circuit board somehow.
>           a. The board is Arduino Compatible
>           b. The board contains a tri-axis accelerometer and a temperature
> control sensor. Maybe more?
> 4. We can use whatever other hardware we want.
> Right off the top of my head I've had a few really basic ideas that have
> been getting my creative juices flowing:
> *Lighting:* LED strips? LEDs, lasers, projector, halogen bulbs?
> *
> *
> *Display:* Mount to a huge tethered weather balloon high over Eugene? Hang
> or temporarily mount to a bridge in town?  We know some pilots... can we
> somehow display it from a plane in flight?  Project onto the side of a
> building?
> What other crazy ideas can we come up with, keeping in mind all the
> guidelines above?
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