PIPES screensaver


was8bit 2019-07-01 02:12

TAP to reset

Mrlegoboy 2019-07-01 22:37

*kahoot theme plays*

Tinycloud778 2019-07-02 01:31

Oooh pretty cool

was8bit 2019-07-02 04:44

Thanks :) based on an old screen saver program ..

was8bit 2019-07-02 04:48 (Edited)

Old tube screens had chemicals lining the inside, and literally electrons were beamed into the chemicals that made them glow (earliest ones only glowed green) ... beaming electrons too long at one point would overheat the chemicals and burn them off, leaving a dark ghostly image behind.. permantly destroying those places on the screen... thus SCREEN SAVERS would continuously change the patterns, preventing any one spot being lit up too long...

was8bit 2019-07-02 04:49 (Edited)

Originally, this screensaver would only run for a few seconds, be blank for a second, then run again for just a few seconds... etc.... I’ve let mine run indefinitely ;)

Mrlegoboy 2019-07-02 05:05

Why didnt they just make the screen savers black?

was8bit 2019-07-02 05:41

That was the default setting... blank screen... of course then you are not sure if it’s just a blank screensaver, or turned off.. also a blank screen is kinda boring...

My favorite was “star travel” or what ever looks like warping thru space...

was8bit 2019-07-02 05:45 (Edited)

Goto Apples’s APP store, and download the free “XScreenSaver” and it has hundreds of screensavers (they only run in the app) from A to well each one has a settings page where you can adjust or tweak the settings... :)

was8bit 2019-07-02 05:48

It’s a fun challenge to try to reproduce some of these ;)

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