Mike writes – “My close friend Neal Ormond just made a fire screen the produces some amazing fire art. Solenoids, propane, and a PC. Who knew you could have so much fun?” –
Their site has more details and videos – wow, this looks amazing:
Forget big screen and flat panel TVs. The Infernoptix Digital Pyrotechnic Matrix is the latest in high-impact visual and audio entertainment. The 96-inch screen employs computer-controlled bursts of fire, in a 12 x 7 array, to create scrolling text, simple animations, freehand sketching (via mouse), and an audio level meter. There’s even a percussion mode, which takes advantage of the concussive nature of each burst to allow scripting and playback of complex rhythms. Custom software ties it all together to allow precise and convenient control of all screen functions. – Link.