IDEA: Interactive Window(s)

IDEA: Interactive Window(s)

Aka: Don't look into the window with a soul?


Do something pretty with these!

Door: Interactive display

Touch sensors. Screen. Fun!

LCD screen with a raspberry Pi and copper foil capastive touch sensors on the inside of the window.

Better view of the door:

First window: LED Display

We can't remove the sign, it's part of the fire safety stuff. But we can build things below it.

Each big window is: 660x1585mm. Sign is 1190mm from base. Small window is 515x1585mm

Window will fit a 10×20 LED 'pixel' display.

  • Sheet of frosted plastic contact against the window.
  • Cardboard frame/guide.
  • Neopixel style LEDs.
  • Driven by an arduino either independent or off the Pi from the doorway system
  • Some kind of super robust external controls?

First game: TETRIS!

Quick mockup:

Second window: Ants!

Some kind of ants nest. Maybe filling about half the window?

Third window: Unknown

No idea yet!



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Project Table

Project Percent Complete Project Lead Status Budget Req Budget Approved Next Major Milestone Subsequent Milestones to complete
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facilities/hte/projects/wip/interactive_window.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/19 15:21 by Andrei Maberley
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