[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Bob Miller EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Apr 10 16:09:15 PDT 2013


You and Ben assume that everyone keeps a laser pointer in their
pocket.  I guess I've vastly underestimated the geekiness of the
Eugene public.

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> A random bike-bourne idea -- something like a spotlight tower, where someone
> with a laser pointer shines it at the sensor, and then the spotlight swings
> around to point them out.  So anyone can be given a spotlight for imprompru
> performance.
>
> Or something.
>
> Taper.
>
> --
> Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>
> On Apr 10, 2013 3:45 PM, "Cord Slatton" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>> I like the bike idea. We get a public exhibition without needing permits
>> or permission.
>>
>> On Apr 10, 2013 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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