[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Ben Hallert EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Apr 9 12:02:32 PDT 2013


Gotta figure out the light interactivity for the POV Zoetrope too.  I've
googled some 'interactive light' terms and have seen walls that respond to
actions, dynamic lit gardens, drawing with light, etc.  If it's passive, I
think it misses an important part of the challenge.

- Ben


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> There has got to be a way to combine a zoetrope with a POV display.
> How about this?
>
> Put a column of LEDs in the center of the spinning slotted cylinder.
> Depending on where you look in from, you see one of several animated
> scenes.
>
> But that wouldn't video well.
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
> > What about a giant zoetrope?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoetrope
> >
> > But instead of putting your face up to it, maybe the photos are drawn
> onto
> > some thin paper and a strobe light flashes from the inside to illuminate
> it
> > at the correct speed.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> 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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> >>>>> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
> >>>>>                                         EMAIL HIDDEN
> >>>>
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> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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