Radar wrote:How many days are you up for?
If you want to help out on the Museum (they want people to be there an talk about the systems, keep them running etc.) just let me know and I'll sort out the tickets.
Quick teaser, have been working each night, sorting, testing and packing systems.
tape loading sounds are soothing to my ears... I also just heard my 2XL robot noises on a movie recently. They must have used some stock sounds. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpLkztVIJrc)
I'm just up in Auckland from very late Friday night (2230 arrive), there for the weekend, and leave Monday afternoon (1400). It will be a full on weekend, but I'm keen to help out in anyway. I will try see if work (school) will pay towards the costs seeing I'm keen to look at the game dev, 3D printing, phone/device movie making and robotics which have a strong educational value. After several years working I'm due some kind of professional development.
> Personally I'm keen to also have some hands-on time with the Oculus Rift (which will be display) as I've always been a fan/collector of older VR / 3D tech.
Do you have much VR gear? I had a VFX1 Virtual Reality Headgear just arrive the other week ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1006 ... 1924263345 )
It would be great to see the older VR tech on show. I reckon there would be as much interest for people to try an original one and then the new Oculus Rift just for comparison and to really put the newer technology into context. I think I'll watch The Lawnmower Man again before the next weekend. I see it's up on youtube.
There's a JCMatthew digital photo frame on trademe I'll probably buy this weekend. It seems it plays some video and sound. I thought of loading that up as C64 jukebox or some youtube 8-bit games and demos and even some RetroweMuseum photos and bringing that up just in case to show people.
These ideas are too late for the expo, but to help connect the present to the gaming past I would showcase games that were current franchise titles (such as Street Fighter), or well-known arcade machines (R-Type) that had Nintendo/Sega console versions to capture the interest of the next-gen of gamers that came along and will be in force at such an expo. Also, since so much stuff is being done currently around hacking and prodding the old 8-bit computers, many people that left these computers in the 80s would be quite surprised to see how much has been squeezed out of the machines and the creative talents of people in the retro scene.
I've been (re)watching a number of youtubes this evening (a small sample follows)...
STREET FIGHTER 1 (ZX SPECTRUM - FULL GAME)
ZX Spectrum best graphics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TQdX4NsRqs
DOOM game on ZX Spectrum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v7cFGneuaw
C64 Demoscene - OXYRON 2012 COMA LIGHT 13 (C64) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJ1Mpqp94w
C64 SID-Chip programmer took a hit of his bong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLaJliu2_pI
Amstrad CPC Demo - Batman Forever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJIb1oTGk-k
[AMSTRAD CPC] R-Type 128K Remake - Exclusive Preview! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_GDjT1tivo
I wonder if the event has free wireless??? That would be a big must have for such an event, and an easy sponsor to find, but somehow think there might not be any (I'll have to check the website a bit closer)