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HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/9 23:10
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I thought it might be fun to have a contest for best eInk art for display on the HyperFlash32 eInk display. Winner will get a free HyperFlash32 cart ($150 value). This contest is open to anyone, even existing buyers. I'll refund your cart price if you've already paid or give you a second free one.

The idea is to generate eInk labels that would be associated with a loaded ROM file. This is flashed to the screen so that you know what game is currently programmed. Itís meant as a changeable game label.

You can see the visible area of the image below in the picture of approximately 226 x 168 pixels set within a 264 x 176 frame. Your image needs to be 264 x 176 in size but only the 226x168 offset image will be visible once on the cart. Image needs to be in 4 gray shades to match the display: black, white, and two intermediate shades. Saved as a 24bit BMP file (this is what I need to convert to an eInk format). I've also attached an image showing an example 4 shades of gray available on the display, as well as some images I've done already. Be aware that the images I've done in the examples are NOT offset properly. To keep everything consistent in the conversion on my end lets use gray levels 0xFFFFFF, 0x000000,0xC0C0C0, and 0x808080.

The images I've done were ripped/modified from various existing labels/places. This may not be the best approach as they were not originally designed for a 4 grayscale display. But I won't restrict people in any way. Feel free to do what you think is best.

For judging, I'll put the images on an eInk display and pick my favorite 3. I was going to let the community vote via a poll, but someone brought to my attention that cheating would be very easy via a poll. So I'll be the judge on this one but I'll pick my top 3 favorites. Then I'll randomly pick out of a hat from the top three for the final grand prize. I'll pick the top 3 on May 1st. Then select the top one. I'm likely to have a 2nd and 3rd place prize as well. TBD on what those are.

To enter, just post your image here in this thread when its ready. By posting and entering the contest you're open to letting others use your image on their own personal HyperFlash carts. The idea is to share labels.

Let me know if you have any questions. I reserve the right to modify the contest slightly just in case some issues arise that I didn't think of but the general idea will remain untouched.

Attach file:



jpg  Example labels.jpg (1,197.68 KB)
14261_5e8f8bc57d2cd.jpg 1423X2925 px

jpg  Example label 2.jpg (318.80 KB)
14261_5e8f8bcda85a9.jpg 1397X917 px

jpg  Shades of Gray.jpg (580.00 KB)
14261_5e8f8bd670780.jpg 2218X1513 px

png  eInk display geometry.png (475.82 KB)
14261_5e8f9098d782d.png 1244X814 px
Edited by mellott124 on 2020/4/10 1:25
Edited by mellott124 on 2020/4/10 1:26
Edited by mellott124 on 2020/4/10 6:48
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#2
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 0:40
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Joined 2013/6/17
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Since I missed the first batch, I'm definitely gonna try my hand at this.

Just to be clear:
Is there a limit to number of entries per person?

In the last photo it looks like the art needs to be offset to the left side of the image, so the red box will be the primary art area?

Just want my entries to be valid =P
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#3
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 0:51
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I am unsure if I got this in 24bit format. Would you let me know if its a good format for you before I try some more?

Thanks!!

Attach file:



bmp  VB Wario.bmp (46.49 KB)
15606_5e8fa6e5a27f0.bmp 264X176 px
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#4
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 0:57
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This one is more boring, but think it would look good too.

Attach file:



bmp  3D Tetris.bmp (46.49 KB)
15606_5e8fa83b4a95b.bmp 264X176 px
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#5
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 1:20
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Quote:

speedyink wrote:
Since I missed the first batch, I'm definitely gonna try my hand at this.

Just to be clear:
Is there a limit to number of entries per person?

In the last photo it looks like the art needs to be offset to the left side of the image, so the red box will be the primary art area?

Just want my entries to be valid =P


As many entries as youíd like.

Yes the red box is the primary art area.
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Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 1:22
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Quote:

Loukey wrote:
I am unsure if I got this in 24bit format. Would you let me know if its a good format for you before I try some more?

Thanks!!


Cool. Iíll try it tonight.

You may want to stretch your contrast out. Lots of grays and black, but no white in your image. It will look better if you use all 4 shades.

And the small text may not show well.
Edited by mellott124 on 2020/4/10 1:49
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#7
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 3:24
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This is awesome!

Just as a personal opinion piece from someone who preordered 2 of these, I think since the screen is supposed to mimic a label, a graphic depicting the original label would be best. Of course, this is just my opinion.

I can't wait for this! Thanks for making this contest as well!
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#8
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 4:03
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Ok, here's my first attempt. I was thinking a themed series could be cool

Attach file:



bmp  Hyperflash VF test 1.bmp (136.18 KB)
3422_5e8fd345dd752.bmp 264X176 px
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#9
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 8:45
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Joined 4/10
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Thank you for the recommendations. Hopefully this will look better :)

Attach file:



bmp  VB Wario - Revised.bmp (46.49 KB)
15606_5e9015e40a353.bmp 264X176 px

bmp  3D Tetris - revised.bmp (46.49 KB)
15606_5e9015eb35a8f.bmp 264X176 px
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#10
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 9:02
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Joined 2019/8/20
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EDIT: Decided to revise this a bit.
Edited by Yamagushi on 2020/4/10 14:56
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