Dalziel and Pow’s interactive wall

At the Retail Design Expo, brand design agency Dalziel and Pow created an interactive video wall that responds in surprising ways to visitors’ touch. When the user touches the paint it triggers a video for projection mapping. The team screen printed Electric Paint onto large wood panels to make graphical touch sensors, which trigger complex visual content and audio, including information about the product and just fun stories.

An impressive total of 48 touch points and over 100 different animations are included on the video wall and displayed with layered projection mapping and animation software. The idea came from the work the agency created for Portuguese children’s wear brand Zippy, where they used a wooden display with screen printed content to play music to young visitors. They used their experience and magnified it to create a much bigger touch wall.

For this installation, they used four Ototo boards that handled the touch inputs via the screen printed Electric Paint, sending MIDI inputs to a computer, which in turn triggered the projections and audio. All the content and animations were created by the Dalziel and Pow team.

Want to make your own interactive displays?

Combining illustration and projected graphics is a fantastic way to bring images to life. It’s straightforward to build video walls in your space with our Interactive Wall Kit. To help you get started with your own projection mapping projects, we have made a detailed tutorial explaining how you can easily achieve this using the wall kit. If you are more of a Raspberry Pi user, we also have a tutorial with the Pi Cap.

If it’s your first time using Electric Paint, get started quickly with our Touch Board Starter Kit which is packed with cool projects that will teach you how our technology works. If you’re already experimenting with Arduino microcontroller electronics and are ready to get serious, then the Touch Board Pro Kit contains all you need to get experimenting with interactivity and printed sensors.

You can find out more about Dalziel and Pow’s project on their website. If you would like to share your projects with us, get in contact us either on social media, via Instagram or Twitter, or email us at info@bareconductive.com.