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Date: 08/09/07 02:07 AM

39 Responses to Dot Matrix Display on Building

  1. Profile photo of chrisuk
    chrisuk Male 30-39
    9 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 12:58 am
    Link: Dot Matrix Display on Building - They really got those lights synchronized.
  2. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:02 am
    Um ... yea ..... cool I guess.
    I give an "A" for effort.
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:15 am
    That is one giant "Lite-Brite".
  4. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:22 am
    Word. pretty awesome. Good music too.
  5. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:23 am
    Isn`t it just animated? :/
    Or stop motion.
    If I saw it happening live it may be more impressive I guess.
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    SibylSea-Cow Female 13-17
    155 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:28 am
    I think I liked the music better.
  7. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
    756 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:31 am
    Wow, gotta wonder who has that much time (or cash) to sync an entire building to computerized lighting software.
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    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:39 am
    I looks quite a bit like the Russian Tetris one where it was fake.
  9. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 3:22 am
    One way you could tell this was a fake: Pause it with the counting numbers and milliseconds. They`re actual numbers.
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    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 4:19 am
    if this is fake
    well atleast it looked somewhat real even though is fake
    but if this IS real
    then its sad that so much money is wasted on crap like this...
    oh well
    im bored again :|
  11. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 4:31 am
    Holy Freaking CRAP!!!
    That was AWESOME!!!
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    tannerwoody Male 18-29
    134 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 4:37 am
    I think it`s real. This idea was bound to be manifested eventually. Even if its not real, its a good idea: Rig all the light controls up to a computer and let it be the worlds biggest dot matrix.
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    spikyfred Male 13-17
    128 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 4:44 am
    th elighting never changes in the background and the background itself looks fake
  14. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 5:05 am
    Reminds me of the lights shaped like a penis in Grand Theft Auto Vice City.
  15. Profile photo of speedsta
    speedsta Male 18-29
    609 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 5:54 am
    i think it`s real, but some how it`s all programed by someone on a computer
  16. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 5:59 am
    Yeah after 15 seconds or so I remembered this would be pretty easy to do in even a primitive computer language.

    I think they just hooked up one of the light boxes to a laptop.

    However, i`m not saying it wasn`t impressive.... that was freaking amazing

  17. Profile photo of mintyboy3000
    mintyboy3000 Male 18-29
    382 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 6:21 am
    That was great! Must have taken quite a bit of planning and some mad syncronisation.
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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
    626 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 9:21 am
    "I think it`s real. This idea was bound to be manifested eventually. Even if its not real, its a good idea: Rig all the light controls up to a computer and let it be the worlds biggest dot matrix."

    Darn beat me 2 it! I was thinking that 2 :P

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    Bastian_Bux Female 30-39
    5 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 9:34 am
    Um... ok. I couldn`t figure out what the message was. And that was the worst music I`ve ever heard.
  20. Profile photo of D0Ze
    D0Ze Male 18-29
    147 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 11:17 am
    I guess you have to be there to really enjoy it.
    From this POV it sucks.
  21. Profile photo of bdiddy307
    bdiddy307 Male 18-29
    69 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 11:29 am
    I wonder how they did that. Cool though.
  22. Profile photo of TomSFox
    TomSFox Male 18-29
    732 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 11:52 am
    The people in the building probably had a hard time, switching on and off their lights.
  23. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 12:05 pm
    what song was that?
    and hahaha. that was cool.
  24. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    wow, waste of electricity and money... That could have fed 1000 Africans!
  25. Profile photo of emle
    emle Male 18-29
    34 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 1:14 pm
    As I commented on the russian tetris movie, Dont think it would be harder than to take two photos of the building, one with all the lights on and one with all the lights of and play around in photoshop, creating picture by picture..
  26. Profile photo of Qhoss
    Qhoss Male 13-17
    247 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 1:46 pm
    Never considered that, emle.

    Still, interesting whether photoshopped or not.

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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 1:49 pm
    i agree with emle, or even using a professional package that does that sort of thing (does any one remember the christmas lights video? well they used a package that does a similar type of thing)
  28. Profile photo of Welly
    Welly Male 13-17
    29 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:08 pm
    Events like this cease to amaze me.
  29. Profile photo of sunnysongbrd
    sunnysongbrd Female 18-29
    532 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:50 pm
    Eh... It doesn`t always have to be photoshopped you know...

    After the first Tetris building, whose website explains the whole process of basically rigging a computer to turn lights on and off, all of these are rather tedious...

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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    Cool song too :]
  31. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 3:48 pm
    That music sucked.
    =/
  32. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 6:52 pm
    That music sucked.
  33. Profile photo of helion
    helion Male 18-29
    48 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 8:23 pm
    This was obviously a 7-Up ad
  34. Profile photo of tinky10675
    tinky10675 Male 30-39
    170 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 8:37 pm
    That was in hungary.I speak Hungarian and could tell right away.
  35. Profile photo of Amet45
    Amet45 Male 13-17
    158 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 8:41 pm
    snort* !
  36. Profile photo of tezzanator
    tezzanator Male 13-17
    145 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 9:11 pm
    Ok, People This is not photoshopped. It is extremely easy to do, And providing you are willing to hack your lights, You could build a rig a say.. 100 windows with ease, And nor much cash.

    Each Light would require:
    A Relay
    A Diode
    A Transitor
    A Power supply Of some sort (To fire relay)

    You create a simple Circuit where a 3.3-5V Input will trip the relay with barly any current.

    Once this is done, You now have 1 wire for each light, That when pulled to 3.3-5V IT will turn on the light.

    Now if you had 8 lights, You could simply hook it up to a PC parallel Port (1bit = 1 window), For more lights you could use Multiplexing Or even hack up a dot matrix controller (Hitachi make Parallel Controlled Matrix controllers For dirt cheap). As for the programming, Simple... It`s just timed events, You play an MP3, Read the position of the MP3 and set the screen to a curtain picture on that event

    You could even make it parse AVI files (With the resolution of you screen).

  37. Profile photo of elderban
    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 9:43 pm
    FAKE. If you`ll notice, none of the light from the windows hits any object outside the building. If that many lights were on at once, you would see some sort of light hit an object outside the building...like the trees, but the only place you see the light is inside the windows. Furthermore you can also tell that the picture they use is static because if it were real video, there would be noticible noise (graininess) in the video, especially at night.
  38. Profile photo of qkac
    qkac Male 18-29
    1 post
    August 29, 2007 at 2:40 pm
    It`s nok fake :)
    It was happened in Hungary at Schonherz Dormitory.
    It was controlled by the dormitorys UTP network. They put a big white paper in front of the windows, and a desktop lamp.
    The are some videos and photos in a hungarian news site: http://index.hu/tech/hardver/matrix1005/
    There was in the ABC too: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?...
    And you can find the online animation editor here: http://oriaskijelzo.hu/legfrissebb/animacioszerkeszto.html
    (this is the matrix display`s official page)
    Another vid: http://index.hu/cikkepek/0310/tech/6vid.avi
    So, it`s not fake.
  39. Profile photo of ArthurPark
    ArthurPark Male 13-17
    68 posts
    September 28, 2007 at 2:33 pm
    If you look at one window the whole time the lighting is ALWAYS the same. Totally fake but cool

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