projectors

This Rick and Morty Portal Gun Actually Projects Portals on the Wall

This Rick and Morty Portal Gun Actually Projects Portals on the Wall

This portal gun for Rick and Morty cosplay comes complete with full portal opening animations.

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“Heads Down” Display for Bicycles

“Heads Down” Display for Bicycles

So far the coolest thing I’ve seen at SXSW has been this clever early-stage prototype from our own Matt Richardson. It’s a “dynamic bike headlight” which can project your speed (and other useful information) onto the road surface in front of you. Matt showed off the proof-of-concept build, this morning, at Bike Hugger’s Built: Make & Tell event. Well done, Matt!

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Inertial Control Orb for Desktop Spherical Display

Inertial Control Orb for Desktop Spherical Display

I didn’t think Nirval Patel’s DIY desktop spherical display unit could get any better. I was wrong.

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Scratch Built RGB Laser Projector

Scratch Built RGB Laser Projector

Karol Łuszcz is studying electronics at Poland’s Gdańsk University of Technology. I’d say he’s on-track for an impressive career. This vector-graphics laser projector, his third prototype, includes three laser modules at 650, 532, and 405 nm wavelengths (making it more of an RGV projector, really). Many parts were salvaged, for instance, from a DVD burner, a printer, and a “disco ball.”

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Images via scanning laser excitation of glow-in-the-dark paint

Scan a laser across a phosphorescent screen to create glowing, haunting images that slowly fade into blackness.

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DIY telecine converts film to video

[flickr video=5344814165 secret=34da64c686 w=600 h=450] A telecine is a machine which converts motion picture film into video. The process is a bit more advanced than just pointing a video camera at a running projection of film. Each film frame is captured individually and some advanced math goes into converting the frame rate to video, if […]

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Digital message in a bottle

Digital message in a bottle

In this interactive narrative piece by a group of ITP students, Message in a Bottle uses a creative method of engaging the viewer: The viewer is presented with a simple glass bottle and a plank of wood. Five distinct quotes surround five separate areas of the wooden platform. Upon being picked up and moved across […]

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