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A project log for Locomatrix - 3D POV - a different approach

Let's use some rotary to linear movements to display things in 3D. I have no idea if this will work, but hey, I'm gonna try it anyways...

davedarkodavedarko 06/19/2014 at 21:500 Comments

The community voting today alarmed me to finally put in a contest entry to have at least a glance at winning something. This doesn't feel like the best choice for the contest to win it, but I could not come up with something really good "connected thing" and didn't want to start a new project so I felt the best would be to pick an existing. Let me go through the pros and cons of my projects.

Towani Lifesign Device


it would be interesting enough to put this to a next level by connecting it to the internet somehow, since its health related and has a social component as well. But it's not unique and not my Idea in the first place - you've seen it in star wars. Sounds like way too much trouble to get the licenses. 

Sonic Screwdriver


The same here for the licenses since BBC and Doctor Who are a big number and frankly my sonic is a colored flashlight with annoying sounds and a 433MHz transmitter. Why would I connect that with anything. 

Locomatrix 3D POV


So here we are, my contest entry. It is a unique way to display three dimensional data with LEDs. I'm able to display N x 8x8 datasets where N is limited by the interval I divide the z-axis. It's not a prop I put some LEDs and an arduino in. It's my design I put some LEDs and an arduino in ;) I'm gonna find something useful to show on my display, may be the weather forecast or depth scanner output device. Any ideas are welcome.