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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

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!


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  1. John says:

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

    1. Collin Cunningham says:

      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.”

  2. Dzl says:

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

    http://illutron.dk/posts/241

    “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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