[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Mon Apr 8 21:59:51 PDT 2013

In last year's contest, the judges definitely preferred
high-testosterone entries.  How about something involving extreme
sports or weapons?

Road luge lighting?
Laser cannons (or other death rays)?
Some variant on laser tag?

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> What about a long walkway in a dark area lit up with many lights all in a
> row.  I'm imagining lights all illuminating the path from above.  The catch
> is, as soon as you step into the path it goes dark and it only lights up
> behind you as you move forward instead of in front of you.  Mocking you.
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM, Benjamin Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Screen-less DDR pad that signals which squares you'll need to dance on
>> ahead of time with light.  Pad illuminates when you need to step on square
>> but also has some sort of pre-step warning light per square etc.
>>>> Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
>> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Benjamin Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> Idea:
>>> 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.
>>>>>> Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
>>> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 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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