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.)

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