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SenorBon‘s mega-Peggy plays Conway’s Game of Life, Pong, and generates music -

We built a giant LED board, about 6.5×6.5 feet, with 900 LEDs using ping-pong balls as diffusers. It can play Conway’s Game of Life, Pong, and Sketch mode that allows you to create a starting pattern for Life. We output board state information to a MIDI board that allows us to make music based on what is displayed. This gets interesting with Life, creating minimalist generative music.

Check out the project’s photoset on Flickr. [via EMSL]

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Peggy 2 Kit

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • John

    In what way is this peggy-based except that it’s a matrix of LEDs?

    • Collin Cunningham

      Seems it was built using the Peggy’s schematic.
      From the creator’s description – “… Peggy 2.0, upon which we based the circuit for our project.”

  • Dzl

    Here is another great project using a huge display, this time with an industrial robot running the show!

    “In the interactive dimension of the installation, the spectator is asked to express his or her own creativity in paper drawings. N7331227 then attempts to copy the drawings via a panel which controls 96 light bulbs in a matrix.”

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