Infernoptix Digital Pyrotechnic Matrix Display

Obviously, I've been wasting my time with so-called "futuristic" display technologies like the Heliodisplay M2i, the Apple 'Telescreen' and even the True 3D Plasma Display. Behold the Infernoptix pyrotechnic matrix display.

Part digital matrix display, part exploding gas grill, the Infernoptix screen is composed of a grid 12 fireballs wide by 7 fireballs high. The display itself is 4'2" high by 7' wide by 1' deep; it weighs about 450 pounds and is handsomely constructed of steel and copper. Perfect for the living room or outdoor deck.

Five separate modes allow a variety of effects:

  • Text Mode
    Enter text into the control screen and you get the classic scrolling text display - in flames.
  • Tracker Mode
    Use the mouse to click and drag within an onscreen box; your doodles appear in real-time.
  • Percussion Mode
    When one pixel fires, you get just a bit of blastwave; by firing sets of pixels at different locations and at rhythmic intervals you get percussion combustion.
  • Animation mode
    A low resolution TV or computer display.
  • Audio Mode
    Create a 12-bar audio level meter, which displays frequency ranges and displays real-time results.

The device uses about fifteen gallons of propane per hour of performance. Ominously, the creators of this doomsday display state that "custom-built screens of virtually any size can be specially produced."

Update 12-Feb-2007: Take a look at additional Infernoptix videos. (End update.)

Find out more at Infernoptix.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 5/29/2006)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 3 )

Related News Stories - (" Display ")

WatchSense Perfect For Fat-Fingered Smartwatch Owners
'Now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components...' - Douglas Adams, 1979.

Transparent OLED TV By Panasonic
It's the look of things to come.

Cicret Makes Your Skin Into A Display
'On the translucent mica-like coverings over the orifices, appeared reddish characters...' - Schachner and Zagat, 1931.

Organic Photonic Skin Display
'A strip of readout skin on my wrist...' - John Varley, 1992.

 

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

 

Current News

Bat Bot Robotic Flapping-Wing Drone
'The dark birdforms dotted the mountaintops like statues of prehistoric beasts, wings outspread...'

NASA's Astronaut Rescue Ball
'Ball and closely-prisoned man plummeted downward..'

ARM Wants To Build Brain Chips
'Slivers of microsoft, angular fragments of colored silicon...'

Sky Fence - A Drone-Proof Shield Created Over Prison
'There’s still a protective field over the whole thing. It volatilizes anything that tries to get through.'

Geoengineering The Atmosphere For Climate Change
'...a uniform temperature for each degree of latitude the year round.'

Archinaut Orbiting Robotic Factory
'mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...'

Cryonic Preservation - The Last Perk You'll Ever Need
'Is there not also a law providing for voluntary suspension of animation?'

Computers Understand Humans By Watching And Modeling Them
Soon, your computer will be watching you... and judging you.

NASA Asks For Moon To Earth Delivery Ideas
'Authority's 3-g catapult was almost one hundred kilometers long...'

Musk Tunnels Wisely Restrict Drivers
Too many robots.

Robot Swarms Controlled With Augmented Reality
'You're not thinking in enough dimensions...'

MIT's C-LEARN Helps Robots Transfer Learning To Other Robots
'Talk Between Robots radio...'

Mini-Brains In A Dish
'Cultured brains on a slab.'

Rapid Automated Search For Habitable Planets Needed
'I was near enough it now to set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching it for a habitable planet.'

WatchSense Perfect For Fat-Fingered Smartwatch Owners
'Now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components...'

Digital Construction Platform Robot 3D Prints A Building
'It extrudes material like a spider.'

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.