FIgured I’d post this here so others can ogle it.
You may be wondering “what jackass took the cool noisebridge logo off of the TypeA Machines podium???”
That jackass is me. I did it. WIth a screw gun and everything. I also originally installed it back in 2015. A few days after that I tried using some sillicone putty to glue some diffuser panels onto the sides, got one installed, then decided it was ugly and I gave up for 4 years, which leads me to today.
I’ll be re-adding some cool LEDs behind it as well, but this time driven by a Particle Photon. I’ll try and have it support the FlaschenTaschen protocol if I can work it into my rendering engine, and include some more LEDs and a sound element to become a reliable 5 minute timer for 5mof presentations. In this future world where we have a 5mof podium, I’ll be installing some old arcade machine buttons I’ve had kicking around my workshop. They light up and also have a satisfying click! I’ll be working out how to order a palette of plywood for the laser cutter with NB funds and once that arrives, I’ll start assembling this together in earnest.
What I don’t have figured out yet is what the 5 minute timer display would look like to the presenter themselves. A tiny LCD feels like a lot of work when I could just put a strip of LEDs on the podium that someone can see, hidden behind a small hood so the audience doesn’t get distracted by them. Maybe a third revision would include a knob with which you can adjust the timer to be something other than 5 minutes.