Bubbles Display

October 9th, 2010

This bubble display uses glycerine and air to produce pattens and text.  This version is 8 pixels wide.  The concept can be scaled up in a modular fashion to enable large installations (ie an entire wall in a restaurant or bar, or a free standing divider in a lobby or office).  Control is implemented using an arduino micro controller board. Future additions will include a streaming interface (to upload text and commands on the fly), and a more refined modular design.  This prototype is on display at Momentum Tulsa 2010.

Bubbles

2 Responses to “Bubbles Display”

  1. Craig Shultz Says:

    No way, I was actually helping out at LivingArts when this thing went up. If I remember correctly there were some leakage issues…. any 2.0 version?

  2. admin Says:

    Yeah, that kind of sucked. I did get it fixed and working for the opening though (then it had an issue a day or two later with the air pump). I only had about two weeks to order all the parts and build it full scale so I did not have much testing time. It was controlled by an arduino though. Did you ever get to see it running? Also, I would like to build a 2.0 but alas, lack of funding.

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