[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Taper Wickel EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Apr 9 14:06:00 PDT 2013


I've got a DMX interface board for arduino, should we go that way.

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Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN>
On Apr 9, 2013 1:46 PM, <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

>
> Ideas along these lines have the advantage that a member is already
> working on Arduino control of a laser light show
> module.  However, the module is professional equipment and may already
> have a DMX interface.  Of course, he may or may
> not care to lend it.  Greg?
>
> -Darrell
>
> > The video mentions a DMX output, which would allow us to run
> > theatrical/concert style lighting.  Most interesting is intelligent
> > lighting, meaning light fixtures with moving heads, changing colors,
> > gobos, etc.  These are expensive lighting fixtures, but they can be
> > rented or probably even borrowed.  Off the shelf lighting isn't a cool
> > as home made, but could be used as a component of something cool.
> >
> > How about a huge pong game?  I'm thinking about a motion controlled
> > spotlight from a building, bridge, or top of a grandstand at a football
> > field.  On the ground are two people or teams with physical paddles they
> > move to try to bounce the light back and forth.  Since the paddles would
> > only move in one dimension, we could do something as simple putting
> > wheels on the bottom and counting revolutions to get the position
> > feedback.  The spotlight can change colors or even the lighting pattern
> > in case of a miss.  To make use of the RGB drivers on the Red Bull
> > board, there could be LED strips on the top of the paddles that interact
> > with the ball, along with a 7 segment display on each paddle for showing
> > the score.  I have a little PA system for all the sound effects, and the
> > included Red Bull MP3 on the board might be appropriate as the
> > background music. It would be big, relatively simple, fun to play, and
> > look cool at night.
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
> > On 4/9/2013 12:12 PM, Scott wrote:
> >> I like the side of the building thing for public display.
> >> Could we make an air based display - reader board.  Think of tweeter
> feed?  Small version of Fremont street?
> >>
> >> Having a way for spectators to to ... Tweet, change design, ...
>  Predict/post score at a duck (baseball) game.
> >> (Might help from a funding manner?)
> >> If we are thinking big.
> >>
> >> That or find some other event who we can pimp/use for mutual benefit on
> publicity end.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> On 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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