Mirror-Pixel Prototype developed in collaboration with Jonas Burki under the scope of the SUN-D Project. 49 mirrors act as pixels and project direct sunlight to any kind of surface. Each mirror flaps up and down powered by a solenoid (electro magnet) and switches the individual pixel in the projection on and off. The goal of this concept was to build modular projection units which could be coupled and the display then extended vertically or horizontally.
Although the projected 49 pixels dancing on the projection-surface unveiled very unique and expressive aesthetics, we did not continue the development of the prototype. Increasing the resolution would have resulted in increased power consumption by the solenoids. Instead we focussed our efforts on the SUN-D Plexipixel prototype, which was well received at the 2007 Ars Electronica Festival.