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Make a "Do Epic ____" split-flap display #1103

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amcewen opened this issue Apr 4, 2019 · 6 comments

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commented Apr 4, 2019

Extending the "Do Epic ____" branding we've got for the mugs...

Mug showing different endings for the "Do Epic ____" phrase

It would be nice to have a split-flap display at the top of the stairs to act as the sign to show people where we are once they come into the building. The DoES Liverpool logo on the left and then:

Do
Epic
~~~~~~~~~~~~

on the right (or something like that), with each '~' being a split-flap character.

We should connect it to Twitter (and potentially other occasional data events) so that whenever someone tweets @DoESLiverpool it will update to give a random ending.

Here's a split-flap display design as a starting point. I think @johnmckerrell has a bunch of stepper motors if we need them...

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commented Apr 27, 2019

I'm not sure what a split flap display is but it sounds a bit like a web-dashboard?

My dash example might be just what is needed for this?

https://github.com/DynamicDevices/does-rpi3-dash

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commented Apr 27, 2019

It deliberately doesn't involve a screen :-D

It's one of the boards that they used to have at stations and airports, where updating the text involves lots of split flaps flipping over to get to the character it wants.

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commented Apr 27, 2019

Ooooh. Awesome!!!

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commented Apr 27, 2019

You made me think of this awesome project

https://twitter.com/joaquin_cubillo/status/1121697016399257600

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commented Apr 29, 2019

I’m happy to CNC the Aluminum flaps for this. I’ve been looking into printing/marking too and there are a few cool ways we could make the letters. Do we have a size idea?

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commented May 12, 2019

I’ve wanted to make one of these signs, for the stairs / first floor landing, since we moved in! Would love to help out, if I can. Picking fonts and that sort of thing ;-)

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