[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Bob Miller EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Apr 9 12:37:41 PDT 2013


I've always wanted to make a pyrophone.  But that's way too advanced
for a three week project.

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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