LASERS! && Freemont Street LED array (was Re: Cray J932SE (was Re: Straight 8 up on Ebay just now))

Swift Griggs swiftgriggs at
Tue Jul 19 14:52:08 CDT 2016

On Tue, 19 Jul 2016, ethan at wrote:
> Light show hobby. Inspired by the Def Leppard music video "Pour some 
> sugar on me."

Killer. I wish we were neighbors, Ethan. We'd be able to throw the most 
awesome block parties, I swear. I bet you are a musician, too.

> Everything is from China and solid state now. There is a laser 
> "con/fest" of sorts and a small bit of vintage computing cross-over. 

Huh, cool! That sounds (and from the videos also looks) fun.

> Like any technology I suppose it grew up along side of personal 
> computing.

> SELEM event in NC:

Neat. What fun!

Okay, after talking about the recent roots of that hobby, and in an effort 
to keep this slightly on topic, do you know anything about the original 
animations used on Freemont street in Las Vegas? I was told that at one 
time it was run from an Amiga using Scala "and some other stuff". If you 
haven't seen it, it's a giant (uhm, like 4 city blocks) color LED array 
and a big sound system.


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