[vcf-midatlantic] Wall exhibit for our hallway

Joseph Oprysko joprysko1 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 12:41:24 EDT 2016

I think I have a touch-screen kiosk system around if someone is able to
write the program/simulator. I guess it really depends on what kind of
display you want.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, Martin A Flynn via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Evan,
> Take a look at the brightsign.biz website.  OMARC will be using their
> LS442 with a single large format display in the 9116 lobby, paired with a
> motion detector and selector buttons for content.
> The Brightsign HD1022 will likely do what you want over multiple displays.
> https://www.brightsign.biz/digital-signage-products/hd-product-line/hd1022
> Touchscreens are also an option: http://support.brightsign.biz/
> hc/en-us/articles/218065307-Do-BrightSign-players-support-touch-screens-
> Martin
> On 8/21/2016 12:40 AM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> How about some conductive paint attached to surface mount LEDs and set up
>> to simulate logic gates? Interactive and instructive, if not extremely
>> visually appealing. I'd be willing to do a mini proof of concept at home
>> and then propose a larger installation if feasible.
>> Dean
>> On Saturday, August 20, 2016, Brian L. Stuart via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, 8/18/16, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org <javascript:;>>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I'd like to put some kind of large, nice-looking, interactive exhibit on
>>>> the wall in the hallway by our museum. Perhaps something that shows how
>>>> data is created, processed, and outputted in an electronic digital
>>>> computer, regardless of whether it's a modern system or an old one.
>>>> Something where kids can press a button, watch the circuit make a
>>>> decision, and follow along as the lights change leading to some result.
>>>> Looking for serious/constructive feedback from people who are willing to
>>>> actually do work. That should narrow the replies. :)
>>> Looks like you narrowed the replies beyond your wildest expectations,
>>> Evan.  :)  Although it's a little different than what you described, I've
>>> been thinking about something along these lines for the hallway at
>>> the university based on the ENIAC simulator.  I'm still contemplating
>>> the details, but the hardware would amount to a big screen TV, a
>>> Raspberry Pi, and some buttons.
>>> It may not be visually stimulating enough, but maybe it'll solicit some
>>> other ideas.
>>> BLS

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