[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Ben Hallert EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Apr 9 13:29:08 PDT 2013


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

That is clever.  What's a reliable way to light it up from a distance
that's within our ability?  Lasers?  And does anyone have any suggestions
regarding places to mount the illuminator?

- Ben


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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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>> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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