Power Index Window Display turns buildings into LED matrices

What started off as a fun project using light bulbs picked up some sponsorship and is going on tour. This project now uses LED modules controlled on the 2.4 GHz band to turn buildings into full color displays. It’s the product of students at Wrocław University of Technology in Poland. The group is something of an extra-curricular club that has been doing this sort of thing for years. But now they’ve picked up some key sponsorships which not only allowed for upgraded hardware, but sent the group on a tour of Universities around Europe. Who would’ve thought you could go on tour with something like this?

Much like the MIT project we looked at in April, this lights up the dark rooms of a grid-like building. It does go well beyond playing Tetris though. The installation sets animations to music, with a custom animation editor so that you can submit your own wares for the next show. Don’t miss the lengthy performance after the break.

[Thanks Sándor]

Comments

  1. Marek says:

    P.I.W.O. means B.E.E.R.

  2. McMonster says:

    And as a note, P.I.W.O is also an acronym for something that translates into “Huge Indexed Window Display”. Pure genius. :P

  3. YS says:

    Wow, there’s a cool dancing guide for nerds… :D

  4. NewCommentor1283 says:

    dont hook the display up to “visualizations”…

    hook the “Tetris player” to the music ;) via a big honking set of speakers!!!
    haha … and yes BEER

  5. alex says:

    The CCC did this over a decade ago but it still a fantastic project to make!

    http://blinkenlights.net/project

  6. Alex says:

    We’ve been doing this stuff for over 6 years at the Budapest University Of Technology.

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