Nike's LED Track

Part track, part disco/nightclub. Too bad it's in the Philippines! Shoe-shaped, 200 meters long. Millions (?) of LEDs?

http://mashable.com/2017/05/15/nike-led-running-track-is-lit/
"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

- Pablo Picasso

Comments

  • That's awesome!
  • Seen this on the news yesterday, it's cool. But I wonder if this could lead to extreme behavior, like when your not able to keep up anymore.
  • erco wrote: »
    200 meters long. Millions (?) of LEDs?

    Hmm, Lesee. Say it is 2 meters high, total of 400 sq meters. Say the LEDs are on a 5mm grid, works out to 200 x 200 or 40,000 LEDs/ sq meter.

    16 million LEDs. That is one helluva driver.
    Re-inventing the wheel is not a waste of time if, when you are done, you understand why it is round.
  • erco wrote: »
    200 meters long. Millions (?) of LEDs?

    16 million LEDs. That is one helluva driver.


    Does that whole track have to be driven at the same time, or can it be divided into repeating panels, triggered by some other means.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,560
    MikeDYur wrote: »
    ... like when you're not able to keep up anymore.

    Been there for years! :)

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,560
    edited 2017-05-25 - 22:54:02
    16 million LEDs. That is one helluva driver.

    I bet flat panel TVs are cheaper, easier & faster to configure.

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • erco wrote: »

    I bet flat panel TVs are cheaper, easier & faster to configure.

    I see now the panels are color, so, yeah.
    Re-inventing the wheel is not a waste of time if, when you are done, you understand why it is round.
  • Very cool. I want to see how the RFID part works.
  • If they are all on at once that is about 1.6 million watts!
    Jim
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,560
    fullcap wrote: »
    Looks very interesting... I wonder where exactly is this?
    erco wrote: »
    Too bad it's in the Philippines!



    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
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