26 Jun '13, 3pm

WALL-O-TRON, the interactive rock climbing wall

WALL-O-TRON, the interactive rock climbing wall

Last April, hackerspaces around the country received a gift from RedBull for their creation challenge . The hackerspace teams were charged with creating, ‘something with LEDs’ and let loose in their workshop for a chance to win a trip to NYC and build some cool stuff. Of course, RedBull couldn’t bring all the teams to the big apple and a few incredible projects were left by the wayside in their home hackerspace. One such project was the WALL-O-TRON from Team Rabbit-Hole and home base for the Tymkrs . It’s a huge wall embedded with LEDs that turn an ordinary rock climbing wall into a game called WallSweeper – climb a path to the illuminated hold, but don’t touch the ‘hot rock’ or your game is over. The hand holds are illuminated by over 300 of LEDs connected to a Linux PC. The sign above the wall is controlled by RedBull’s TurBULL Encabulator, and the giant ‘WALL-O-TRON’ le...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/06/26/wall-o-tron-the-interactiv...

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