[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Apr 11 10:16:32 PDT 2013


If we wanted to go with the bike idea, we might be able to build the thing
into a tow-able bike trailer.  Then maybe Greg would be willing to tow it
around with his Boombox Bike blasting some kind of relevant music?


On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> I just realized that the laser target shooting idea I thought I came up
> with was already proposed by Mark like a full day before I proposed it.
>  Great minds think alike I guess?  I've gone back through all the ideas and
> compiled a quick list so we can quickly recall what we've already come up
> with for whenever we meet.  We've got a ton of ideas already but the more
> the merrier!
>
> - GladOS Light
> - DDR pad
> - Backwards lit walkway
> - Road luge lighting
> - Laser Cannons
> - Laser tag
> - Mount in building windows
> - laser pointer + projector graffiti
> - zoetrope
> - zoetrope + POV display
> - Laser shooting gallery
> - Air-based display - updated via twitter/other
> - Tug of war concept
> - Pyrophone
> - Huge pong game
> - Skinner Butte "O"
> - Harlem Shake bot
> - Built into a bike/trike
> - Impromptu performance spotlight
> - Something that goes fast
>
> I think that's everything we've discussed so far.
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Tom Conlin <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>
>>
>> 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>>
>>>
>>>
>>>     On Apr 9, 2013 1:46 PM, <EMAIL HIDDEN <mailto: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
>>>         <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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