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meso-split flap

Background

When the Deutsche Bahn decided to dismantle all of the split flap displays in Frankfurt/Main central station, we were lucky to grab as many as we could from them. The only wish the Bahn officials had was that we donate a certain amount of money to a charitable organisation, which we happily did.
Numerous projects habe already been suggested about the usage of these displays. We are in the process of compiling the knowledge and technology to work with the split flap modules themselves. The cases of the displays, however, have not found a destination yet. We are open to suggestions as to what to make with them.

Contact max wolf (at) meso.net if you are interested, or hava any suggestions.

meso-split flap:cases - here are some details & images of the cases.
meso-split flap:technical? - Some info of general interest about the design & addressing of the actual split flap modules will go here (later).

by the way, here's an article on wikipedia that shows the exact objects which we were able to put our hands on shortly afterwards:http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallblattanzeige

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~16h ago

joreg: @eglod: if not, we're doing something wrong... but did you check any of the other timeline options? animation

~17h ago

andresc4: Sometimes people finalize a project and can donate a good amount that month, but nobody knows what will happen on the next one :D

~17h ago

andresc4: @vux as @eno say, I think a 1 time payment of any given value its a good option also

~18h ago

ggml: where id the vl search algorythm implementation discussion?

~18h ago

eglod: @ catweasel, o.k. may be, I have to learn vl. Thank You catweasel! Is this possible with 84 years, what think You?

~20h ago

catweasel: I guess part of the issue, is payment is $ which means transaction fees on every payement will add up!

~22h ago

u7angel: @eno, it is a hassle for us too but its worth it i think.

~23h ago

eno: @vux @u7angel, of course, but an annual fee would be much more convenient for the accounting.

~1d ago

u7angel: @eno, the idea is to generate a steady income to motivate continious development.