Extreme feedback device – The Batman Lamp 7

Posted by Jens Jäger on April 20, 2010

In my current project my coworker Christoph an I decided to build our own eXtreme feedback device for our continious build. We started with the NET-PwrCtrl HOME a power outlet controlled over ethernet.

Then we looked for a fancy lamp. Bears and Lava lamps are already out there. So we looked for something different.

We came out with the idea to project the batman sign on our office ceiling. That was pretty straight forward. Christoph bought a bright led spot and cut out the batman sign of paperboard. Fixed it with some wire on the lamp and ready was our office batman projection.

We control the power outlet with a small Java program Christoph has written. The software PowerControl is available github. The PowerControl.jar is called from an ant target in our project cruisecontrol server when our build fails, and we have a fancy batman sign on our office ceiling that remembers us to fix the build.

Power outlet

Batman lamp 1

Batman lamp 2

Batman sign


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  1. Peter Tue, 20 Apr 2010 21:54:18 CEST

    Very cool gimmick!

  2. Andi Tue, 20 Apr 2010 22:38:00 CEST

    Sehr geil, schreit nach einer Mottoparty! ;)

  3. Jens Wed, 21 Apr 2010 08:19:06 CEST

    Mottoparty ist ne riesen Idee…

  4. André Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:49:13 CEST

    Sehr schön! :-)

  5. Batman Thu, 22 Apr 2010 15:41:58 CEST

    Please give me your address, in order to help when your build is in trouble!

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