[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Apr 9 13:21:28 PDT 2013


What if we set it up so every time someone tweets "go ducks", the big O on
Skinner butte lights up?


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:37 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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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> >>>> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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> >>>
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