[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Taper Wickel EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Apr 10 16:13:10 PDT 2013


Well, part of that is that not everybody does -- it's part of the staging,
like an Improv Everywhere gig. We have performers with lasers planted for
the video.

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Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN>
On Apr 10, 2013 4:10 PM, "Bob Miller" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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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