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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:well, they've done it.



rgb (i.e can produce any colour you care to imagine), *fully* programmable (via usb pc link) aerotech equipment has arrived at last biggrin



anyone who saw the london juggling convention show (or was at the ejc earlier this year) will have been lucky enough to see owen and malte performing their classic 'spot the drop' routine with routine-programmed aerotech ultimate clubs ubblove



they already have plans for staff and poi with the same *individually controlled led technology* so that you have full control of programming the colour in each section of your toy.



here's the blurb from the aerotech website:



Written by: aerotech
Sequence 16 Million Colours with the new GLO-ULTIMATE equipment.



After three years of development and 100 times over budget, we bring you the ultimate in illuminated juggling equipment.



Our standard product range is designed for on the fly programming, so with a set sequence of taps it is possible to configure a product to change colour and flash between 2 Colours.



In our new ultimate range programming has been replaced with a reprogrammable RGB (The primary colours Red, Green, Blue) light sequencing program.



Each colour of the RGB is independently programmed to run a sequence of timed events to change intensity (brightness) levels. By altering the intensity levels of the RGB it is possible to select a colour from a palette of 16 Million different colours. Time increments are controllable down to 0.1 second meaning that it is possible to create a dazzling light show which can then be synchronized with other products.



A sequence is created using a simple line of code written within a standard text editor (Note book, Word etc). The file is then downloaded to the equipment using a standard USB 2.0 connection.



By using full powered USB hubs the glo-equipment fast charges from empty to 80% charged in 2 hours.





and links here:

main news page

details of the sequencing language

example of some sequence code

a little techy information on the software used



i don't wanna know how much i have to save up for a set of clubs - if i start working on a 5 club routine now, by the time i can juggle it, i should have enough money saved to buy the clubs... wink





cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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milka


journeyman
Location: Limoges (France)

Total posts: 89
Posted:Oh my God eek

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:Holy carp... nice looking toys and some amaaaaaazing juggling!!

Cake or Death?

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Yeah, that was stunning. biggrin

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:its owen posting on hop smile wave

we get all the best jugglers on this site biggrin


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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hexagonic


hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1687
Posted: Written by: coleman


we get all the best jugglers on this site biggrin




Yep, we're so lucky to have you Coleman!
hug2 hug


ah wah wah wah a wah wah

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:Spoke to aerotech this morning.

They are still taking orders for proballs. They are currently making mine up for me :-D

I might even have the honour of going to aerotech hq to collect them later this week - Who knows what wonderous things I might get to see...??


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Sixth
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Sixth

Devil May Cry
Location: Manchester / London

Total posts: 327
Posted:well you could do me a favour by *borrowing* one of their prototype Aerotech staffs you told me about last saturday ubbtickled

I give hope to others but I keep none for myself.

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milka


journeyman
Location: Limoges (France)

Total posts: 89
Posted:Hmmm, imagine you're a child visiting Santa's home tongue

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Wow!

Look at the ears on those funny little elves!



ubbrollsmile



or...



*walks in, looks around, turns to Santa and says; "I'll sk*n up, you make tea"*



wink



Hyperlight... ubblol

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Sixth
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Sixth

Devil May Cry
Location: Manchester / London

Total posts: 327
Posted:I'm so getting a staff....ubblol

I give hope to others but I keep none for myself.

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted: Written by: UnConvincinglyOvertlyFunny

Hyperlight... ubblol


Lol smile


Cake or Death?

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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:So i thought id dig this old thead up again as yesterday i recieved and aerotech ultimate staff for a right good testing (kicking / dropping) review.....



The feel of the stick is great, its only 1m long at the moment and had 8 leds (back to back) at each end. (they seem brighter, although this could be because they are not diffused?)



The battery unit is located within the centre and according to the techs, it can be charged to 80% of its capacity in only 2hrs.



Software was easy enough to install, and it looks super sweet needless to say wink



The end pieces have changed and the staff itself is a hell of alot more solid - near to no flex at all!! - it would be interesting to see what a longer version comes out like.



The plastic is currently totally clear.... meaning the light given off is point light (dots) and not sheet light which (imo) looks loads better and made tech toys so watchable.



I havnt got round to programming the thing with anything yet only the standard download it came with....... gentle colour changing..... however i let this sequence run though last night, then when it hit the end, the LEDs changed patterns and the thing went crazy.........looked super sweeeet! ubblove



Il post up a small vid when i get a minute along with some pix for you all to scrutinise.



Only gripe at the moment is you have to have it plugged into a laptop to turn it on and off - but i believe that isnt going to be a final feature smile



This is a prototype so all comments, suggestions welcome.



There is talk of them only making them this size - if i have anything to do with it, that idea will be straight out the window wink



Anyhow just thought id let you know. - ill be at bristol this weekend if anyone wants to play with it smile



ubbrollsmile


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:I would like a pair smile

Both of my staffs are broken now.

8 leds? how many colors?

Hows the balance?


Love is the law.

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Chronofracture333


Chronofracture333

Hobo Gaylord
Location: I am worldwide and lush

Total posts: 329
Posted:Oooh, pictures please!

Questions...

What's the weight/weight distribution like?

Diameter of shaft/end pieces?

I'm assuming the LEDs are RGBs, how spaced out are they?

I understand you can now take aerotech products apart yourself, batteries and such like. How does it come apart?

Any cures for jealously you know of?


*no moves there are no moves there are no moves there are no moves there are no moves there are no*

"Oooh, what a shiny new move!"

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FIREBOY4209
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

FIREBOY4209

The lone Fire Spinner
Location: Channel islands Jersey UK

Total posts: 236
Posted:ditto on all the questions by Chrono333
I also agree strongly on the making of longer staffs part as I usually spin with a staff thats 1300mm to 1400mm.
I love the idea of being able to programme in your own patterns. Some pictures posted would be great. biggrin


To play it safe is not to play

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milka


journeyman
Location: Limoges (France)

Total posts: 89
Posted:These are RGB leds so there are 16 million colors Aidan wink

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milka


journeyman
Location: Limoges (France)

Total posts: 89
Posted:Aerotech's website has been updated smile

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:...and it's down lol



 Written by: Globall.com

Exception of type System.OutOfMemoryException was thrown.





What was new?


Cake or Death?

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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire

Total posts: 1237
Posted:yuk yuk.
asp .net v1.1 bites so much...


Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin

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milka


journeyman
Location: Limoges (France)

Total posts: 89
Posted:"Leaders in illuminated juggling equipment release the ULTIMATE RANGE



The clubs have been on the market since April and have already been performed to audiences worldwide.

November sees the release of the Ultimate Poi and Staffs: lighter, brighter and full sequencing.



Christmas hopes to bring the release of the Ultimate ball.

All USB connecting, fast charging, latest techology."



"The Ultimate in glopoi has now been released. The Glopoi with 16 million colours that can be sequenced to music via USB. If you already own an aerotech Poi or meteor we give you 20% of what you originally paid off the price of a new Ultimate (140 each)"



That's pretty expensive... frown

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:But they are going to be gooooorgeous biggrin

Have you seen the clubs in use at the British Juggling Convention easlier this year?

juggle


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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:280 each? Blimey!

Cake or Death?

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:nah - 140 each smile

i just want balls.

i like balls juggle weavesmiley juggle


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:I like your balls juggle wink ubbrollsmile wink

A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:I'm sure I wrote 140 there.. c'mon, who's been altering my posts?! redface

Cake or Death?

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted: Written by: BamBam


I like your balls juggle wink ubbrollsmile wink



ubblol biggrin biggrin

kiss


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:That's a hell of a lot of money for something that looks nice but is in practice an absolute bitch to sequence.
Unless they've recently completely overhauled the sequencing of course.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:like i've said before, until they develop
a decent gui for sequencing these toys, they're not worth the money.


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Indeed.

I'm still put off by the fact they can't be programmed on the fly still (i like the tappy tappy method smile ) as well as fancy-shmancy USB widgeting.

Plus charging through USB isn't as useful - at festivals for example.

Pretty? Yes
Good? Hmmmm....


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted: Written by: Durbs


Plus charging through USB isn't as useful - at festivals for example.



ooh - i thought the opposite!

if i take my notebook wherever i go, i can charge my glowy toys with it.

plus, i'm sure there's a normal power adapter.


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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