Students create world's largest 3D screen
19 April 2006, AMSTERDAM — A group of students at the Delft University of Technology has created the largest 3D screen in the world.
19 April 2006
AMSTERDAM — A group of students at the Delft University of Technology has created the largest 3D screen in the world.
The giant screen will be unveiled in the main square in the Dutch town on Sunday 23 April, the university's electrical engineering association ETV said on Wednesday.
The display is 8 metres wide, four metres high and 2 metres deep. It is made up of 8,000 small LED lights. To better circulate the light, each lamp sits inside a Ping Pong ball. The makers used 4 kilometres of copper wire, three kilos of soldering tin, several hundred metres of aluminium and eight printed circuit boards with several thousand components.
The screen can be used for a number of different purposes. These include displaying 3D versions the students have developed of popular computer games. Alternatively, the screen could be used to display public information, animations or SMS messages.
ETV undertook the project to mark the association's 100th anniversary. The screen will be on display for the public for three days. The first day it will be in the town square and after that it can be in the university, where visitors will be allowed to play computer games on it.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news