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Chris Pentacoff
In September, hackers lit up the Green Building in a patriotic display of an American flag in honor of 9/11. The flag was the first use of the LED system that was later featured in the Tetris hack.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
A close up view of board number 121. Of note is the antenna at the top of the image; each pixel is independently controlled via wireless link. The larger black IC is a PIC24FJ32GA — an inexpensive micro controller similar to those found in the popular Arduino boards.
Mark Watkins
Lindsay M. Sanneman ’14 performs a back handspring on the beam.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Under the protective plexiglass cover, each device features 13 LEDs. Each pixel has a ridged plastic cover to direct the light up toward the window rather than back into the room.
Chris Pentacoff
Students and prefrosh alike were able to play a fully functional game of Tetris on the Green Building over Campus Preview Weekend. Hackers used the already installed LED arrays to light up the windows with a variety of colors for the super-sized video game.
Joseph Maurer—The Tech
In March, the same LED arrays were used to display a purple ribbon in recognition of Relay for Life.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
The status LED on this pixel glows green, indicating its readiness to turn on at the figurative flip of a switch. Each pixel features a button labeled “sleep” which, according to an e-mail sent to the EAPS department, will disable the pixel for three hours if the office occupant is bothered by the light and pushes it.
Chris Pentacoff
A woman plays Tetris on the display on the Green Building during Campus Preview Weekend.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Each pixel in the display featured the phrase “WHO did this?” printed on the corner of the circuit board.
Tiffany Ira Huang—The Tech
Yuri Lin G and Esther Jang sing the Pokémon theme song to kick off the Toons’ farewell concert for their graduating seniors in 10-250 last Saturday.
Tiffany Ira Huang—The Tech
Sophie Lee ’12 tackles a Brandeis player during the 5th Annual Prom Dress Rugby Tournament April 28 on Briggs’ Field.
Joseph Maurer—The Tech
Last night the Great Dome was bathed in blue light for the end of National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Awareness Month, recognized in April by the United States, has been celebrated since the 1970s. This month of awareness serves as an opportunity to educate the public about autism and the issues in the community.
Tiffany Ira Huang—The Tech
Steph Sallum ’12 passes to a teammate during the 5th Annual Prom Dress Rugby Tournament April 28 on Briggs’ Field.
John A. Hawkinson—The Tech
This photo is left-right reversed: Workers from Community Builders Cooperative started to renovate Toscanini’s Ice Cream in Central Square yesterday. The renovations will be done and the store reopened on Wednesday evening said Gus Rancatore, owner of Tosci’s. A centerpiece of new store will be a lamp over the Big Table designed by S. Adam Simha ’88 and Irene Ferri. Tosci’s plans to debut a Nyan Cat flavor this weekend, based on last year’s Internet meme, in honor of ROFLcon. It will consist of “pieces of cherry Pop Tart in a coconut sorbet, with brightly colored anise candies called Mukhwas,” Rancatore said. “Mukhwas are the small candies Indian restaurants offer to departing diners.”