Good Dr_When,dr_when wrote:Think: plotter, etch-a-sketch, fluorescent text, rotating drum with text, Phil's projector idea, fiber optics and leds, light pipes, mirrors..... don't get painted into a corner with your ideas.
Are you suggesting using a plotter to write out/stamp information in each area? Kind of a neat idea. I like where you going with this "out side of the box" thinking.
Are you suggesting using a etch-a-sketch idea (draw on the back of each area)? just shake and then change the image at preset times. very different and interesting Idea.
VFD -Vacuum Flourescent Display
I did not know the name of them...but I think I am starting to fall in love with them. They also look like they are more likely to come in the size ratio I am looking for (the green/blue solid color is "hot" and looks like this technology can do full color. Dr_When thank you for showing me this technolgy. I think there may be possibilties with this
I think a pinball game screens....ooh, I like pingball....looks like I will have to do some research at the arcade
rotating drum with text:
This one I am having a little trouble with. ar you suggesting text on a drum and a step motor (think old Typewriters with spining head) or do you mean
this http://www.orangetek.co.nz/wa.asp?idWeb ... etails=118
already addressed that with phila
fiber optics and leds
Some interesting technologies
The good Dr_When has spoken. And gives so excellent advice about keeping mind open.
Well sometimes it takes another to help open the door.
Thank you for taking the time to think of some suggestions. really like VFD.