[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Ideas

Weston Turner EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Apr 11 20:49:25 PDT 2013


Or irrelevant music...

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On Apr 11, 2013, at 10:16 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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?
> 
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> 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.
>>>> 
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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.
>>>>          >>>>>
>>>>          >>>>> —
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>>>>          >>>>>
>>>>          >>>>> 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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