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    Christmas window competition

    Hello,

    Our school is running a Christmas window competition per department and I though id show off our entry this year!

    The HDD's are spinning and set to chkdsk to give them a little movement (the noise in the office is getting a little annoying however). The DVD drives are scripted to eject at intervals and have Christmas pictures stuck in the trays and the motors disabled so they don't spin hah! There is a webcam in the tree which feeds to the monitor so people can see themselves and have a Santa hat somewhat intermittently placed on their head.. or shoulder... or floating about... its not perfect but its fun Oh and the kindles have had their screen savers altered to look like presents

    The lights around the window have been programmed and are running from an Arduino board near the top of the tree. Couldn't think of of star for the top so a fan had to do!

    Just need some tinsel!

    Anyone doing anything similar?

    Merry Christmas!

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    Rats. Imgur blocked. Mirror please?
    Sounds like a rather geeky display. I'm not the festive type, but I'd still love to see it!

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    I know it isn't the same but here is the Christmas window of Ted Baker - my daughter is studying Product Design engineering and doing her placement at a company that make props - often animated - for shops and the like.
    Ted Baker's windows are odd - these penguins - and there are 40 of them around the world, are made from scratch, carved from something like polystyrene. They have a motor that blows ribbons so it looks like the jetpack is on, as well as the whole penguin moving up and down.
    My daughter got involved with all of it but the christmas puddings were her especial baby.
    http://retaildesignblog.net/wp-conte...-London-03.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Rats. Imgur blocked. Mirror please? ...
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    Thanks DaveP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellbow View Post
    Thanks DaveP

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    That's actually really cool

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    Hah thanks! Hoping we win the contest although the other competitors are claiming we are cheating... bah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellbow View Post
    Anyone doing anything similar?
    No I'm doing work instead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellbow View Post
    the other competitors are claiming we are cheating... bah!
    How on earth are you cheating?

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    I have no idea, there are no real rules I'm aware of I think its jealousy

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    Thats cool and a great idea. (too much time on your hands though!)

    Pictures of the others needed for comparision



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