[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Apr 9 10:02:25 PDT 2013


Fire and electrical arcs are also a source of light.  I bet those would
technically count as light sources if we wanted to use them for something.


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM, Ben Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Gotta figure out a way for it to be interactive through light.
> Camera/Projector combo on the other side of a thin paper wall that reacts
> to laser pointers?  Camera sees laser pointer hitting and treats it as
> cursor and persists the 'image' by projecting it on.  Maybe the point
> that's being drawn flares and flames as if the laser is burning the
> surface, then it fades.  Then try to get people to 'mark' it from around
> town so it's a big non-persistant 'graffiti' spot anyone can mark from
> line-of-sight with a consumer grade pointer.
>
> - Ben
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>
>> I wonder if we could get permission to put something in the windows of
>> the CodeChops building on the top two floors.  Last time I was their those
>> floors were unfinished and totally empty.  The building owner might go for
>> it as it would bring exposure.  It's right at Willamette and Broadway too
>> so it would be right down town.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:59 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>>> 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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