[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Bob Miller EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Apr 10 15:45:25 PDT 2013


Here are three art installations that would count as "interactive
lighting in a public space".  Just to prime the creative juices.

FLUIDIC - Sculpture in Motion
http://vimeo.com/63338826

inkscapes
http://vimeo.com/63057579

The Bit Dome
http://www.zanecochran.com/bitdome/index.html


On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> What if our device is built onto some kind of huge bicycle contraption?
> That seems pretty Eugene.  Also, we could then drive it around downtown in
> busy areas at night like perhaps the barmuda triangle area.  We'd be sure to
> get some interesting reactions that way.
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>> I've got a DMX interface board for arduino, should we go that way.
>>
>> --
>> 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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