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Martin Bircher “Type Case” is a low-resolution display made out of an old case used to hold printer’s lead type. The 125 rectangular “pixels” reflect light from Arduino-controlled LEDs. In the videos on his Vimeo page, different types of visual information are displayed on the Type Case, including scrolling headlines and a Betty Boop cartoon.

Martin says: “Viewed close up, it is nearly impossible to recognize more than a flicker – however after moving some distance away, it becomes distinguishable, that the lights and shadows give a representation of the latest headlines.”

Type Case by Martin Bircher

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

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