What would you do with 18 iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Maximillian, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Maximillian macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    Let's say you has access to 18+ iPads, an HD video camera, top of the line video editing and animation software, and a bunch of free time. And let's say that you're creative, but having trouble coming up with a really cool idea -- writer's block, if you will.

    What would you do to show off your abilities while the iPad(s)? Animation that runs on all the iPads and "moves" between them? Video wall? The worlds first and largest iPad RickRoll?

    I'm looking for ideas here. Anything at all that isn't destructive.

    So, what would you do with 18+ iPads?
  2. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007
  3. Maximillian thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    I didn't say you OWN 18+ iPads, just access.
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    I would create not just a video wall - but an installation

    Perhaps 4 (a 2x2) here and then a 6 (2/2/2) and then an 6 (3/2) mini-walls and then have a real person (who has one ipad) interact with various things. IE - have an animated dog that the person pets and slides a bone over from his iPad to the dog and then it walks off one mini wall and over to the other a few feet away to bury it.

    Have the live actor sprinkle confetti down behind another ipad mini wall which shows a planting pot and then takes his ipad, draws the sun and holds it over the mini wall and the flowers bloom on the mini wall

    cool stuff like that
  5. guycross macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2010
    i hook up a huge DJ/sound fx rig with each one of the 18 playing a different role
  6. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
  7. FunkyJunk macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2007
    Leesburg, VA, USA
    You just need to ask yourself WWMHD*?

    *What would Max Headroom do?
  8. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    I would keep one for my self, give a few to family and friends and the rest I would sell for a high price in countries where the iPad isn't available.
  9. guycross macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2010
    Even Jesus would be laughing at 18 Max Headroom's singing in an iPad choir
  10. zipa macrumors 65816

    Feb 19, 2010
    Go to the skeet shooting range.
  11. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    Id sell them while there was still an inflated secondary market and reorder them once I had an actual use for them. Keep the profits. :cool:
  12. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Proof positive that people have reading comprehension problems here LOL

    As the OP stated (twice) - he as ACCESS to 18 iPads he won't OWN 18 iPads to resell or whatever...
  13. Maximillian thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    You, Sir, get an A+

    Thanks for caring enough to read the first post. Oh, wait...
  14. jaykk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
  15. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Pile them up in the center of the room, countdown to 1 then jump in :p
  16. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    1. use them a time machine to go back to the future and meet Marty McFly
    2. Once i'm back to the future i would disassemble them and use as individual hover boards
  17. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    Well if i cant sell them, i would destroy them in various ways.

    Since i cant destroy them, i would give them away

    since i probably cant give them away, i would leave them all around the house and never use them.

    How bout this??? Set up speakers all around the house, drill them into walls and tables in various places, then use the remote app to control your itunes library and play on the speakers from anywhere.
  18. MrAgileBeast macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
    ill just substitute them for paper when taking a dump.

    like a boss
  19. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
  20. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
  21. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    18? That sounds like the number of competing tablet PC we'll see this year. I'd put each iPad next to a different competitor, then film each set doing the same task beginning at the same moment. Each of the 18 sets would have a different task. Tasks like:

    Flip (slide) between photos in the photo app.
    Zooming in on a specific small detail of a huge photo.
    Start playing a song after the song is selected from a list.
    Compare the music play screens.
    Follow the process to enter an email account.
    Loading and displaying the same web pages.
    Finding and installing a free app to play Sudoku.
    Typing "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." in a word processor using the on-screen keyboard.
    Changing screen orientation when the device is rotated or flipped over.
    Finding and displaying the device's location in a mapping app.
    Receiving an alert notice for an incoming email, and an alert for an upcoming appointment.
    Show how to speed up and slowing down the playback of an audio file with and without the pitch changing.
    Turn the volume all the way up to compare the onboard speaker(s).
    Show the music playing in the background while checking the weather, and how easy it is to call up the shuttle control for music.
    15 Show how the same 720p video appears on both screens.
    Take both devices out into the sun to compare how easy (or hard) it is to see the screen.
    Put both on a scale to compare weights.
    Show how fast each boots up to a usable screen when powered on from the completely OFF state.

    4D encourages and welcomes different opinions. Pile them on. ;)
  22. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2009
    And access is all I need to sell it :D
  23. thejakill macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2005
    are they stolen?
  24. greg555 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2005
    With 16 you could make a sort of cube with 4 screens on each vertical face. Then you could make a walk-around video. Sort of like a walk-around hologram. You could shoot video from four sides around performers. Say a standup comic, a TV news reader, or a story teller reading a book to children. Then people who watch the video could see from behind or beside the performer, not just from the front.

  25. Maximillian thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    I really like this idea. I had only been thinking in 2D before, but a cube is interesting.

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