Energy Experience The Sustainable Dance Floor
The Sustainable Dance Floor
One of the most important aspects of the Sustainable Dance Floor is its feedback system: people dancing on the floor must understand that they are the ones powering the floor. The basic visual feedback is the LED lights in the floor; these light up when modules are being stepped on. The sensitivity and colours can be adjusted.
The Digital Energy Meter
The Digital Energy Meter
A software application that shows both the instantaneous power (in watt) and the total power produced (in joule or watt x seconds). This information can be displayed on any screen, preferably large and in high resolution. The appearance of the meter and the information displayed can be completely customized to the wishes of the client.
The Energy Tower The Energy Tower
The energy tower module provides visual feedback of the amount of energy produced by the crowd dancing on the energy floor modules. The energy tower module is a visually attractive product of 2 meters in height, made of high tech materials and filled with led lights. Using the accompanied software, users can set an upper threshold that sets the maximum level. In the meter, five different levels (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100%) can be distinguished.
The Battery The Battery
A 2,5 meter high LED battery working in the same way the Energy Tower does, but with more visual impact. The battery can be used to create a climax in a large dancing crowd or to attract visitors to a booth or location where the floor is installed.
Energy Experience The Photo-Application
The Photo-Application The Photo-Application is a perfect example for a combination of sustainability and interaction. The dancing crowd can see the energy meter tower (or battery) going up to 100%: once this happens, the camera takes a photo of all the dancers. This picture is shown on the energy meter, and can be printed on the spot or used afterwards online (social media). Can be used with DJ or band, but also with in combination with a headphone disco.
Gaming Setups Furthermore we can also provide SDF in a gaming set up: creating a competition with the floor in combination with the applications above. For example the Energy Battle, where the total electricity generated for different groups at the same time is measured and shown on a screen, or where instructions are given and the participants have to step on a certain colour of modules as fast as possible.
In this scenario, the feedback from the energy meter is made understandable by linking its information to daily life examples in terms of economics, environment and health. The energy meter shows for example: - “The energy you just generated is enough to power your microwave and heat up your dinner” - “Congratulations! You just powered this light bulb for 25 seconds!” - “In the last 3 minutes you burnt the equivalent of 1/10th Big Mac in calories.”
External Systems The floor can trigger or power external systems, such as music, video screens, charging mobile phones and charging a Christmas tree.
Mobile phone charger