The M&M's pods use a custom designed mapping template to map the animations onto two very different canvases. The projections are incredibly bright at over 10000 lumens per square meter and everything is contained in the pods as is typical with a DisplayMapper installation. The setup is fully remotely controllable, whether you're using a tablet through the window in Leicester Square or remapping from an office in North America.
The systems use a USB camera for remote visibility and the USB to RS232 projector control functionality to schedule the projectors on and off on a daily basis.
In this project, DisplayMapper's lightweight hardware approach was used to reduce costs on installation. The install team had only one night to install 3 units. Simple perspective alignment was used to line up the images so they appeared exactly the same size from every projection angle.
A USB to rs232 is converted to IR for the projectors used. The projectors are not synchronised, as they simply play the content back. The content is remotely updated and the USB cameras allow the installers to perform maintenance remotely.
These 10 x projection mapped headers were installed for 3 months, with content remotely updated for Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas. The projectors were mounted opposite the aisle and a custom line up template was created to make mapping quick and easy; so simple that after initial training, an untrained installation crew installed the remaining 8 locations.
Projector on/off scheduling was provided by using USB to RS232. USB cameras also gave the client visibility of stocking information and compliance.
A clean and simple retail projection installation. The projector, android player and USB devices are all installed in one location. Four corner perspective adjustment is used on DisplayMapper to perfectly resize and align the projected image without the use of key stone correction controls.
The install uses the RS232 output to schedule the projector on and off and the USB camera for remote monitoring.
This set up included 10 display cases each using 2 x DisplayMapper players - one for the back LED screen and one for the mapping onto the boot. The cases are all connected to Wi-Fi allowing remote content uploads. The systems use the interactive functionality to connect the systems together.
A small Arduino device was programmed to send the keystroke '1' to both players simultaneously. The RS232 output is fed into this Arduino device to allow ability to remotely re-sync the displays.