shade pixel
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dec 22, 2009

shade pixel

shade pixel is and interactive display that uses small depressions in its surface instead of a light source to display images. the project is another creation of the design media lab at korea advanced institute of science and technology, the creators of the crystal zoetrope table. the display is a covered with a sheet of flexible spandex that is used to represent information. small magnets are installed below the spandex and pull it into small depressions that when viewed from the front, create a shadow. when combined in series, these pixel-like depressions have the effect of a light based screen. because it is non-luminescent and very basic in construction, a shade pixel display could be used on everyday products and even as a material for architectural designs.

  • This could be developed into a very low power display by making the solenoid self locking (maybe something like a click biro top?) or self-magnetising with a pulse to hold to a base magnet or reversing the field to release, a bit like the old ferrite core memory matrices.

    Aphanes at Yahoo dot com says:

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