[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Tom Conlin EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Apr 10 16:23:02 PDT 2013


Personally I am far more motivated by bikes than football.

As it was I was psyching my self up to just hold my nose and do it 
should it turn out I was the best person for some task on the
commercial sports worship angle.


On 04/10/2013 03:26 PM, Rick Osgood 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
> <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> wrote:
>
>     I've got a DMX interface board for arduino, should we go that way.
>
>     --
>     Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>>
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>     On Apr 9, 2013 1:46 PM, <EMAIL HIDDEN <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> wrote:
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>
>         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
>         <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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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