Las Vegas is the adult’s only city of lights that will entertain and amaze all visitors. Although this does make trying to capture the attention of new visitors to Las Vegas an ever increasing challenge for the hotels and casinos that call Vegas home.
The SLS Hotel (formerly the Sahara) has many such attention catching sights; the LED display floating above the Centre Bar is one such sight that is sure to amaze. Floating above the bar and visible to all who walk into the hotel is the golden 3D face animation, a display that attracts endless streams of viewers.
Designed and built by Daktronics the golden face is actually part high tech display and part optical illusion, a forced perspective display that is only visible from just the right angle. The installation uses 2.1 million colour LED’s spaced at 6mm intervals to create a seemingly 3D animation. Unlike an LED cube the Daktoniks installation actually places the LED’s around the inside surface of the clear box that contains it.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is one of the many amazing sights that visitors to Las Vegas can enjoy. A stunning execution of technology matched with artistic talent in order to produce an awesome high-tech display. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed by LED’s.
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Lighting anything other than a Christmas tree these days seems to still involve the same bulb shaped lights, are we trapped by the socket and spheres of the past!? One Idaho based start-up, Rohinni, is trying to change all this with its illuminating paper, LightPaper. The world’s thinnest LED light source LightPaper is as thin as a piece of paper and cooler than a room full of Fonzies. Mold it to any surface and wire it up to flash to the beat LightPaper might just be the next generation of LED lighting.
Rohinni seems to have perfected the art of printing LED lighting solutions. The Rohinni printing process involves mixing ink with tiny LEDs and printing this solution onto a conductive layer, sounds simple but perfecting a process such as this is never an easy feat. This paper thin circuit is then sandwiched between two outer layers, sealing the entire package or sheet of LightPaper. The process can be applied to almost any shape and surface, illuminating the world in entirely new ways.
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Programmable LED displays have advanced in leaps and bounds over recent years. Now a new generation has hit the market, a generation of pixel art displays with computing smarts and sensors galore, displays that can generate never before seen levels of nerd envy. Leading this new generation if the LED Pixel Art display and arranging LED’s in a grid has never looked so good.
Released earlier this year the LED Pixel Art display has taken the humble array of LED’s to an entirely new level. Inspired by pixel arts pixelated graphics, as seen in many retro games, the LED Pixel Art display could well be the must have gadget of this year’s Christmas season.
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Italian police in the 1950’s put on a motorbike demonstration that is still legendary to this day, the 1950’s anniversary motorbike display demonstrated supreme bike control and timing. We aren’t completely sure what synchronized riding has to do with catching criminals but that still doesn’t diminish the incredible feat these riders achieved, it just looks so damn cool.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the amazing video of police riding slowly in formation, a demonstration of getting your timing right rather than flat out speed. Sit back, relax and imagine for a moment just how high these officers must wear their pants.
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Information now travels at nearly the speed of light; keeping up with this constant stream of information is difficult to say the least. Helping to solve this modern dilemma is LaMetric, the universal automatic real time information display.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the introduction video to a gadget that looks cooler than polar bear with a hat on. Sit back, relax and let the light show begin.
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