When it comes to spectacular forms of illumination LED Cubes lead the way, but they are dime a dozen in today’s high tech world. Hungarian tech start-up PirateGames have recently been show-casing their take on the LED cube, the PiXXL, and it has a twist that may just re-invigorate the way we look at these brightly lit six sided cubes, its interactive.
As its name might suggest each of the giant cubes six sides are covered in a 32×32 grid of RGB LED pixels but buried underneath its skin is a Raspberry Pi with a full array of motion sensors that gives the PiXXL the ability to sense movement aloowing it to interact with its owner.
Weatherman Jim Cantore recently emerged from the Weather Channels research facilities to amaze the world with ‘The Labs’ 3D Tornado simulator. The Lab itself is described as an interactive augmented reality weather presentation facility, it is in reality a television studio filled with next generation production and display technology.
The first video to use the Labs interactive visualization technology to its fullest is the ‘3D Visualization of the Anatomy of a Tornado’ which demonstrates the inner workings of a twister in never before seen levels of detail. The second video Anatomy of a Lightning Strike is equally as impressive.
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.
In celebration of the 2015 Golf GTI launch Volkswagen, GoPro and Tanner Foust have teamed up to produce the creatively spectacular sideways driven ‘Turbocharge the Everyday’ video. The clever interactive action film was produced by editing down footage from dozens of GoPro cameras that covered the 2015 Golf GTI,
Once underway at key points within the video you are able to select between different edits allowing you to direct the action. Sit back, relax and prepare to direct the action movie of your life.