February 23rd, 2010

Flyfire is project initiated by the SENSEable City Laboratory in collaboration with ARES Lab (Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory), both departments of the MIT. The goal is to transform any ordinary space into a highly immersive and interactive display environment. Its first implemetation is a display system using a large number of self-organizing micro helicopters. Each of them acts as smart pixel by using LED’s. Their position in 3D space and their color can be defined in real time, together they’re canvas able to display any kind of 2D imagery.

10 Responses to “Flyfire”

  1. bryon Says:

    That plus collision avoidance would make it really interesting to walk through a cloud of them.
    Displaced lights (due to collision avoidance) would have to turn off until re-aligned.

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  3. Evan Says:

    It would be nice to see it and not just a preset from Trapcode’s Form.

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  5. Matt Says:

    cool concept, not sure about implementation. Maybe installing microchips in the brains of fireflies to tell them where to fly and hover.

  6. Thijs Says:

    show me the real thing please.

    everybody can create a CG/Trapcode animation of what
    he might think is cool and might think is possible , show
    us you can do it and than make a fancy movie for the interwebs.

    Goldstar if you do it .
    fartface if you fake it.

  7. Jeroen Says:

    I like the concept. The biggest downside however will be the fact that this will cost a tremendous amount of money per pixel compared to for example 3d led cubes.

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