Media Circus Cover Front and Back
is an electronic, internet-enabled scrolling marquee that displays amusing news headlines. Media Circus uses @generalxcentric’s daily tweets, which are cutups of contemporary news headlines from the CBC and the Toronto Globe and Mail. Media Circus
176-page full color softcover book describes the theory and design of the marquee, and illustrates 365 of the cutups from 2012.
Media Circus is the subject of an earlier post on
how to use Tellymate to debug, and an even earlier 2011 post introducing the concept.
Arduino code and the schematic.
SURE displays affixed to a makeshift foamcore stand using hot glue
Arduino/ATMEGA328, Sure Electronics 0832 LED displays. 65cm x 10cm x 3cm (25 x 4 x 1 in.)
A closeup look at the circuit boards: on the left, the power supply and controls. In the middle, the Arduino MEGA and Ethernet Shield.
Closeup of Ethernet Shield
“Artistic” photo of marquee, from below.
Closeup photo showing hexagonal standoffs.
I prepared a 3D model of the sign using Rhino4
Media Circus Cover Back and Front
Media Circus Book spread: pages 21-22
Media Circus Book page 80
Media Circus Book spread, pages 113-114
Media Circus Book spread: pages 26-27