AquaScript paints words onto water

Joshua Topolsky
J. Topolsky|02.03.08

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Joshua Topolsky
February 3rd, 2008
AquaScript paints words onto water

Apparently, water is all the rage these days if you want to get a message seen. In Tokyo Bay Monster-fashion (sans holographic video monster), a designer named Julius Popp has created a system of displaying moving text and images using falling drops of water, thus creating a kind of virtual billboard that appears to be hovering in mid-air. The system -- called AquaScript -- works by utilizing magnet-valves which expel single drops of water on demand; proprietary software syncs the valves into a "freely definable bitmap-muster" which produces blocks of images with the falling liquid. Check the video after the break and see the wetworks in action.

Update:
According to the flurry of activity in comments, Jeep has been up to these shenanigans for quite some time, though it appears they're using a system designed independently of this one... which kind of makes Mr. Popp's work just slightly less exciting. Thanks guys!

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