Interaction & Electronic Design

The Clown

"Der Clown" ist eine Virtual Reality (VR) Fahrt im Prater Vergnügungspark in Wien. Es folgt der Tradition der "Geisterbahn" oder der Spukfahrten. Anstelle von Licht- und Soundeffekten sowie Animation entlang der Strecke findet die gesamte Erfahrung in der virtuellen Realität statt. Du steigst in das erste Auto in der Schlange, das freundliche Personal hilft Dir beim Aufsetzen des VR-Headsets und los geht's. Es beginnt mit einem Clown neben deinem Waggon und es ..... hm .. nein, keine Spoiler, komm nach Wien und probiere es aus ;) Das 360 Video wurde von Vrisch produziert und verwaltet. Unsere Aufgabe bestand darin, den Beginn der Wiedergabe mit dem Beginn der Fahrt zu synchronisieren und ein Überwachungssystem für die Wiedergabe zu entwickeln. Mit diesem Überwachungs- und Steuerungssystem können die Mitarbeiter Probleme schnell erkennen und VR-Headsets austauschen, wenn Probleme mit ihnen auftreten. Im Jahr 2020 haben wir begonnen, das System für ein moderneres VR-Headset mit besserer Zuverlässigkeit und visueller Qualität anzupassen.

Deutsch
Untertitel: 
Spaßfahrt in der virtuellen Realität
Fahrzeug mit zwei Personen mit VR-Headsets
building from the top
weitere Bilder: 
building from the top
Jahr: 
2020

The Clown

"The clown" is a Virtual Reality (VR) ride ride at the Prater amusement park in Vienna. It follows the tradition of the "Geisterbahn" (literally "ghost train") or haunted rides. But instead of light and sound effect as well as animatronics along the track, the whole experience happens in Virtual Reality. You get into the first car in line, the friendly staff helps you to put on the VR headset and off it goes. It starts with a clown next to your train car and it ..... hm .. nope, no spoilers, come to Vienna and watch it yourself ;)

The 360 video was produced and the project is managed by Vrisch. Our tasks were synchronizing the start of playback with the start of the ride as well as developing a monitoring system for the playback. Using this monitoring and controlling system the staff can quickly detect problems and switch out headsets when there are issues with them.

In 2020 we started adapting the system for a more modern headset with better reliability and visual quality.

Englisch
Untertitel: 
virtual reality fun ride
fun ride car with two people in it wearing VR headsets
building from the top
weitere Bilder: 
building from the top
Jahr: 
2019

LeveL

LeveL is an interactive illuminated Mobile sculpture. It was exhibited at the London Design Biennale 2016 at Somerset House.

"A reflection on the fragile balance of utopia, mischer'traxler's kinetic light sculpture, LeveL, is poised to unsteady itself at the slightest movement. When the mobile is perfectly still, the lights are at their brightest, illuminating the room fully. As you enter and move around the space, your breath and the drafts of air you create make the rods tilt and the LEDs dim, setting the mobile out of balance. The delicate and ever-changing sculpture reflects on the precariousness of the utopian ideal, and its potential to unravel when subjected to the reality of everyday life."

Source: mischer'traxler

 

mischer'traxler Studio asked us to develop the electronics and control-firmware for this interactive LED installation. Each illuminated end contains a circuit board with 6 high-power LEDs, an accelerometer and a microcontroller. The accelerometers are capable of sensing the smallest movements or bumps so the microcontroller can act accordingly. The boards do not communicate with each other electrically, instead all bumps and movements are passed on mechanically through the structure itself.

To allow testing and on-site calibration of all boards at once we developed a method for safely updating the firmware using only the two power cables.

Working on yet another project with mischer'traxler was a great experience for us. They are excellent designers and we always enjoy working with Katarina, Thomas and their team. 

 

Deutsch
Untertitel: 
kinetic light installation
Jahr: 
2016

Solar power plant controller

Together with Swimsol we developed a high-resolution realtime monitoring system for solar power plants. The system can be used with large scale three-phase inverters, in small DC island systems and anything inbetween. The software is platform independent and runs on a wide range of embedded deivces and Desktop systems. It is also capable of intelligently controlling battery inverters/chargers to provide peak-shaving or provide information to Diesel gensets.

DKIA performed the software development and helped setting up a prototype on an island in the Maldives.

If you are interested in this system or solar power in general, please contact our partner Swimsol GmbH.

Deutsch
Untertitel: 
Energy Monitoring System
Jahr: 
2016

LeveL

LeveL is an interactive illuminated Mobile sculpture. It was exhibited at the London Design Biennale 2016 at Somerset House.

"A reflection on the fragile balance of utopia, mischer'traxler's kinetic light sculpture, LeveL, is poised to unsteady itself at the slightest movement. When the mobile is perfectly still, the lights are at their brightest, illuminating the room fully. As you enter and move around the space, your breath and the drafts of air you create make the rods tilt and the LEDs dim, setting the mobile out of balance. The delicate and ever-changing sculpture reflects on the precariousness of the utopian ideal, and its potential to unravel when subjected to the reality of everyday life."

Source: mischer'traxler

mischer'traxler Studio asked us to develop the electronics and control-firmware for this interactive LED installation. Each illuminated end contains a circuit board with 6 high-power LEDs, an accelerometer and a microcontroller. The accelerometers are capable of sensing the smallest movements or bumps so the microcontroller can act accordingly. The boards do not communicate with each other electrically, instead all bumps and movements are passed on mechanically through the structure itself.

To allow testing and on-site calibration of all boards at once we developed a method for safely updating the firmware using only the two power cables.

Working on yet another project with mischer'traxler was a great experience for us. They are excellent designers and we always enjoy working with Katarina, Thomas and their team. 

 

Englisch
Untertitel: 
kinetic light installation
Jahr: 
2016

Solar power plant controller

Together with Swimsol we developed a high-resolution realtime monitoring system for solar power plants. The system can be used with large scale three-phase inverters, in small DC island systems and anything inbetween. The software is platform independent and runs on a wide range of embedded deivces and Desktop systems. It is also capable of intelligently controlling battery inverters/chargers to provide peak-shaving or provide information to Diesel gensets.

DKIA performed the software development and helped setting up a prototype on an island in the Maldives.

If you are interested in this system or solar power in general, please contact our partner Swimsol GmbH.

Englisch
Untertitel: 
realtime monitoring system
weitere Bilder: 
Jahr: 
2016

Curiosity cloud

'Curiosity cloud’ celebrates a moment in nature and plays on the interaction between humans and the natural world.

Commissioned by Perrier-Jouët, the project was first presented in the Victoria and Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2015.

 

DKIA was contracted to design the electronics and program the pieces according to the specifications given by mischer'traxler. Simon Laburda/DKIA was also on site at London Design Festival to help set the system up.

Englisch
Untertitel: 
interactive sound installation
Jahr: 
2015

Curiosity cloud

'Curiosity cloud’ celebrates a moment in nature and plays on the interaction between humans and the natural world.

 

Commissioned by Perrier-Jouët, the project was first presented in the Victoria and Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2015.

DKIA was contracted to design the electronics and program the pieces according to the specifications given by mischer'traxler. Simon Laburda/DKIA was also on site at London Design Festival to help set the system up.

'Curiosity Cloud' feiert einen Moment in der Natur und spielt mit der Interaktion zwischen Mensch und Natur.

Im Auftrag von Perrier-Jouët wurde das Projekt erstmals während des London Design Festival 2015 im Victoria and Albert Museum vorgestellt.

DKIA wurde beauftragt, die Elektronik zu entwerfen und die Teile nach den Vorgaben von mischer'traxler zu programmieren. Simon Laburda / DKIA war auch beim London Design Festival vor Ort, um das System einzurichten.

 

 

 

 

Deutsch
Untertitel: 
interactive sound installation
Jahr: 
2015

FLiP countdown

Thanks to our previous know-how in designing countdown-clocks ;) we were asked by BOA to build them another one. This clock is currently shown at the Financial Life Park near Vienna main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). If you want to see it you have to be quick though, the countdown ends on the 28th of October.

The clock is based on a Teensy 2.0 and a realtime-clock module. The LEDs themself are WS2812 (aka. Neopixel) LED-stripes arranged in 7-segment displays. This allows for a full range of colors and simplifies wiring a lot.

Deutsch
Untertitel: 
Another countdown clock
Jahr: 
2015

FLiP countdown

Thanks to our previous know-how in designing countdown-clocks ;) we were asked by BOA to build them another one. This clock is currently shown at the Financial Life Park near Vienna main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). If you want to see it you have to be quick though, the countdown ends on the 28th of October.

The clock is based on a Teensy 2.0 and a realtime-clock module. The LEDs themself are WS2812 (aka. Neopixel) LED-stripes arranged in 7-segment displays. This allows for a full range of colors and simplifies wiring a lot.

Englisch
Untertitel: 
Another countdown clock
Jahr: 
2015

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