Läbkuchen Contest Number 3

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Christmas time comes if you like it or not. So why not just make it all the more enjoyable with the already traditional gingerbread design contest? More…

Church Tower Lighthouse

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Converting a church tower from 1729 into a LED lit lighthouse is a fun thing. First, you need good protection for your ears because the bells bang the brains out your head every quarter hour. Second, you need lamps that consume very little power and don’t get hot to avoid the risk of fire. Third, you need clothes that don’t care to be dragged through generations of pigeon and bat poo… More…

TV-B-Gone Camouflage Casemod

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I received a TV -B-Gone kit for my last birthday so I immediately set out for some happy zapping. I was rewarded with a lot of black screens More…

Pimp my gingerbread 2nd edition

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After the tremendous success of the first edition of the gingerbread design contest two years ago (check past post) we felt like doing a revival. Gingerbread, power tools, Glögg and go – the golden rolling pin was at stake again…
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Pixelstorm Award 09 Design

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After last year’s designing of the prizes for the Honorary Mentions of the Pixelstorm Award, this year the whole suite of awards was due.

The extra difficulty to tackle this year was that it all had to be fit for sending by air mail. Taking this very literally, we made them foldable and sent them all over the place… More…

Ultimate Pixel Movie update

While I was thinking about what to do with the one-pixel-going-through-all-the-colors movie there happened to be a one minute movie festival in Aarau. So I did some calculating and found that, at 24fps, I have to show quite a lot of colors per movie frame to get it all through in just a minute. So I had processing arrange them and save them frame by frame, and the result is some sort of visual drug… More…

CFF Live + Panomania

As subcontractors of the swiss federal railways we could realize some gimmicks for the 150th anniversary of the railway section from Geneva to Lausanne. The stand was on display on two fairs, the Comptoir Suisse Lausanne and the Palexpo in Geneva. More…

Baselworld 09

We were in for the ideation phase of Tissot’s new stand at the Baselworld 09 and in the end also built some interactive gadgets for the display cases. Red LED spots were fading in and out inside the black translucent cases until someone approached, then lit up and stayed alight until left alone again. More…

Puzzling swissness

I’ve always been somewhat irritated by the concept of Mr. Rubik’s colorful puzzle because I found it much nicer to see it as an interactive 3D Mondrian generator than as a toy that needs to be brought in a certain order. Order just seems not to be compatible with the firmware of my brain. More…

Natebu updated

I finally got to upload a couple of pictures from the natebu display at that very chic fair in Basel. Natebu was a bit underdressed with those green PCBs, so we did a high-gloss finish with IR and red-translucent but otherwise pretty black plexi. Watch the pics here: More…