Interactive Sculpture Sets Guitar Hero on Fire

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Interactive Sculpture Sets Guitar Hero on Fire

FireHero gives the phrase "the devil's music" a whole new meaning.

What you see here is an interactive sculpture created by Chris Marion, who read about propane fire poofers once upon a time and longed to do something with them that wasn't just a constant, unchanging fireball.

The solution? Hook it up to Guitar Hero, apparently. In a week's time, Marion had concepted his idea - hook a Guitar Hero controller up to a second microcontroller "that would power some relays which would in turn fire off solenoid valves on five individual fire poofers." In other words, whatever buttons the Guitar Hero rock star hit would ignite the flames, creating a real-world mirror of the song's note chart.

Ironically, these blazingly hot videos may be one of the coolest things you'll see all month.

(Via Joystiq)

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I'm going to be honest, a tinge of disappointment fell over me when it turned out that a Guitar Hero game was not lit on fire.

I got over it because of the sheer awesomeness of the video.
Wonder if Harmonix could get a new controller idea out of this?

coolest guitar hero i ever seen, well, the only cool guitar hero i ever saw :P

RatRace123:
I'm going to be honest, a tinge of disappointment fell over me when it turned out that a Guitar Hero game was not lit on fire.

It's okay. I had the same thoughts.

But it is a neat idea.

That is one of the coolest things i have EVER seen. Where do I buy one!?

Roadies around the world rejoice!

tofulove:
coolest guitar hero i ever seen, well, the only cool guitar hero i ever saw :P

Don't be player hatin' just because you're all thumbs and no fingers. While Rhythm games may not be art they are much like Mega Man in that they take an amazingly amount of timing, skill and practice to play at higher levels.

I want to do this with Through the Fire and Flames. Not because I like the song, but because I would run out of gas by the time the solo came around.

That. Is. Wihout. Equal.

RatRace123:
I'm going to be honest, a tinge of disappointment fell over me when it turned out that a Guitar Hero game was not lit on fire.

I got over it because of the sheer awesomeness of the video.
Wonder if Harmonix could get a new controller idea out of this?

I figured it'd be setting the actual player on fire. ;)

Also, wouldn't it be Neversoft/Activision, since Harmonix does Rock Band now? :P

I must say, the pyro in me just squeed very loudly and had a sudden and intense desire to buy Guitar Hero, even though I've always been a Rock Band man.... But this is of course why we don't listen to our inner pyros... well that and the legal implications.

Zachary Amaranth:
I figured it'd be setting the actual player on fire. ;)

Also, wouldn't it be Neversoft/Activision, since Harmonix does Rock Band now? :P

I figured Harmonix would be the first to introduce the new control type since that's what they did with Rock Band.

And now that I think about it, a guy on fire playing Guitar Hero with that thing would be awesome. And could only be more awesome if the guitar also shot Shurikens and Lightning and the guy had tits.

This has made my "Top 10 stupidest things you can do with Flamable material".

But, this is also one of the coolest, most technically advanced, and entertaining. So it falls right before "Napalm Hair Jel", but right after, "Alcohol Based Lubricants".

You thought the Guitar Hero controller was an expensive accessory? Wait until you see the propane bill on this bad boy!

WELP, I know what I'm doing this weekend.. Seriously though, this made my day hahaha. I even think I may have all the components I need to make this. And I will be using Guitar Hero 1. Not because it's the only one I own, but because it's the only one I've ever really liked. Also, I wonder if someone would be able to do this with the Drum kit from Rock Band 1. Where the bass pedal ignites all 5 flames...

Now, if the flames can mimic the GRYBO color scheme, then it will be near perfect.
Still, really amazing stuff.

This must feel like such a wasted opportunity when you realize that you could've used the creation with 'Through The Fire And The Flames' instead of 'Kickstart my Heart'...

We need some "Through Fire and Flames." Get it? Because it's a really hard song to play in Guitar Hero. Also, I think there's a fire pun in there some where. I don't know.

I think we have a winner for the next Nobel Prize in Awesomeness.

Madmanonfire:
Now, if the flames can mimic the GRYBO color scheme, then it will be near perfect.
Still, really amazing stuff.

That actually wouldn't even be that hard to do, just mount a chunk of some simple compounds over the hottest part of the flame: copper sulfate or boron for green, calcium for red, sodium for yellow, arsenic for blue, nothing really need for orange. In all honesty though, you'd need a crapload of those materials to last through a whole song. Still it would be awesome.

I wonder what would happen if the dudes from Rammstein watched this.

Now combine this with the musical tesla coils! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Coming soon to a rock concert near you?

That is just an awesome idea...

That is, by far, the coolest candelabra I've ever seen :P

My god! I want one for my normal guitar. It will have 144 little flames!

I would love to see Through The Fire And Flames on this not because it is a very good song but to see the flames so damn fast.

Video games, rock music, and fire.
What can possibly go wrong? :P

OT: !,,! Rock on! Oh, the things people will do with too much free time X3

Yeah but why?

And... The "Most Badass Video Of The Month" for January goes to...

OT: That looks awesome, now just superimpose the fret board and notes at the back, and it will be Guitar Hero: Propane.

Great. Now just hang a pork over the fire and start selling "AC/DC- grilled pork".

What happens when you activate star power?

And yes, I want this.

JRCB:
What happens when you activate star power?

And yes, I want this.

matrix3509:

Madmanonfire:
Now, if the flames can mimic the GRYBO color scheme, then it will be near perfect....

That actually wouldn't even be that hard to do, just mount a chunk of some simple compounds over the hottest part of the flame.... In all honesty though, you'd need a crapload of those materials to last through a whole song. Still it would be awesome.

You beat me to it.

But did anyone else think "Dance Dance Immolation" when they saw this?

geldonyetich:
You thought the Guitar Hero controller was an expensive accessory? Wait until you see the propane bill on this bad boy!

Dude, you gotta lighten up :)

Pretty cool, but I wanna see this with Through the Fire and Flames.

Oh hell yeah. That's awesome.

..someone has too much free time on their hands.

The Real Sandman:
I wonder what would happen if the dudes from Rammstein watched this.

Phishfood:
Now combine this with the musical tesla coils! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

These two comments right next to each other made me think "Rammstein would make a hell of a concert involving this"

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