Flip-Discs

 Interactive Installation: 2012   |   Product: 2016

Flip-Discs is an installation made up of 12mm plastic discs that physically flip at up to 40 frames-per-second from one colored side to another, making a small sound as they flip. The piece of software developed, called Particles, allows people to see themselves on the display, as well as interact with graphics on the screen.

The first version of Flip-Discs was created by BREAKFAST in 2011, originally called the Electromagnet Dot Display, and pushed the vintage Flip-Dot technology from the1960s to 18 frames-per-second. In 2017, BREAKFAST redeveloped the technology from the ground up, creating the first off-the-shelf kinetic display available for purchase via 17”x17” modules.

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