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Dot Matrix Display on Building

Hits: 25767 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: chrisuk
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Male, 13-17, Canada
 65 Posts
Friday, September 28, 2007 2:33:27 PM
If you look at one window the whole time the lighting is ALWAYS the same. Totally fake but cool

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1 Posts
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 2:40:33 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.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 384 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 9:43:16 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.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 149 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 9:11:26 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).

Male, 13-17, S. America
 154 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 8:41:39 PM
snort* !

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 169 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 8:37:41 PM
That was in hungary.I speak Hungarian and could tell right away.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 48 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 8:23:15 PM
This was obviously a 7-Up ad

Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 6:52:29 PM
That music sucked.

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 862 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 3:48:51 PM
That music sucked.

Female, 13-17, Australia
 1764 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 3:44:18 PM
Cool song too :]

Female, 18-29, Western US
 532 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 2:50:45 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...

Male, 13-17, Western US
 29 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 2:08:12 PM
Events like this cease to amaze me.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1712 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 1:49:20 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)

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 247 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 1:46:21 PM
Never considered that, emle.

Still, interesting whether photoshopped or not.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 33 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 1:14:36 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..

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 599 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 12:44:43 PM
wow, waste of electricity and money... That could have fed 1000 Africans!

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2164 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 12:05:49 PM
what song was that?
and hahaha. that was cool.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 718 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:52:49 AM
The people in the building probably had a hard time, switching on and off their lights.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1328 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:29:19 AM
I wonder how they did that. Cool though.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 148 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:17:48 AM
I guess you have to be there to really enjoy it.
From this POV it sucks.

Female, 30-39, Western US
 64 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 9:34:28 AM
Um... ok. I couldn't figure out what the message was. And that was the worst music I've ever heard.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 685 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 9:21:47 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

Male, 18-29, Europe
 10706 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 6:21:13 AM
That was great! Must have taken quite a bit of planning and some mad syncronisation.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 808 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 5:59:57 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

Male, 18-29, Australia
 614 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2007 5:54:37 AM
i think it's real, but some how it's all programed by someone on a computer

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