A big max5 permanent installation supporting Meditteranean Cinema


Design the Media & I have been targeted & approached about a big Max5 installation project for a permanent exhibition (check this post)

I made it!

Now, I can name the place/museum.

The Museum is: Musée de la Buzine – Maison des cinématographies de la Méditerranée

It involves:

  • 24 systems with OS Windows 7 64bits + 1 server with Windows 2008 server.
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet Network
  • 7 touchscreen
  • 10 video-projectors
  • 20 rfid readers
  • 7 arduino boards with 8 buttons + 8 ultrasonic sensors
  • 2 multichannel (>4) sound system

I designed the whole system, integrating visuals from a graphic designer, videos from footage makers, sounds from sound designers.

I had to create several tricky systems like:

  • a dynamic subtitler for video (using basic .srt files for easy maintenance & change by the customer)
  • a scheduler (using UDP datagrams to shutdown the whole exhibition at particular hours all along the years & using Wake On Lan UDP datagrams to wake up all in the morning too)
  • a database integration (it provides a system to make Max5 patches knowing what is the language of the visitor’s RFID Card)
  • full network connections to remote control all patches with UDP datagrams (put the installation stand by mode to save energy, etc)
  • specific Arduino firmwares (input reading + output writing)

 

This Museum has been inaugurated by the french Ministry of Culture, on June 2011.

You can see more about this museum and about what we made on those videos on the original post

I’m proud about this big project and I learned (again & again) a lot with it.
Learning everytime is so nice!

I hope to make & build systems like that in a (close) future but actually, I’m on many other amazing projects and probably more personal projects.
Indeed, on my own, I wrote and sent a state of intent for a personal installation system.

How did this project use Max?

-24 systems with OS Windows 7 64bits + 1 server with Windows 2008 server. -1 Gigabit Ethernet Network -7 touchscreen -10 video-projectors -20 rfid readers -7 arduino boards with 8 buttons + 8 ultrasonic sensors -2 multichannel (>4) sound system with -a dynamic subtitler for video (using basic .srt files for easy maintenance & change by the customer) -a scheduler (using UDP datagrams to shutdown the whole exhibition at particular hours all along the years & using Wake On Lan UDP datagrams to wake up all in the morning too) -a database integration (it provides a system to make Max5 patches knowing what is the language of the visitor's RFID Card) -full network connections to remote control all patches with UDP datagrams (put the installation stand by mode to save energy, etc) -specific Arduino firmwares (input reading + output writing)


August 1, 2011 | 2:00 pm

Wow, really amazing!!! This is definitely the biggest Max Project I’ve ever heard of.


March 3, 2012 | 11:07 pm

Oú est le MAX ?


March 4, 2012 | 3:14 am

Max is everywhere


June 6, 2014 | 11:42 am

Hi,

Wow it’s pretty impressive! I’m developing my first permanent installation myself (which will be quite smaller :) ) and I wondered if you had any feedback three years later about the installation? Wondered as well which audio interfaces you chose which would be reliable in the long run? Thank you! Had a quick look at your website, good job!


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