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postheadericon 3D fog projection display brings purple bunnies to life, just in time to lay chocolate eggs (video)

3D fog projection display brings purple bunnies to life, just in time to lay chocolate eggs (video)

Fog projectors have been around for ages, but projecting a 2D image onto a wavy field of 3D smoke doesn’t exactly result in the most immersive experience ever. This system from a team at Osaka University is different, relying on three pico projectors all focused on a single column of steam that, as far as we can tell, is dropped down through a slew of multicolored drinking straws. Each projector has a slightly different perspective of the violet hare in question and, as you move about, the fog acts like a parallax barrier, only showing one angle at a time. With a few more projectors and a whole lot more fog the could be even greater. The bunnies, they would be majestic.

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3D fog projection display brings purple bunnies to life, just in time to lay chocolate eggs (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Texas Instruments shows off minuscule nHD Pico projector chipset, USB-powered prototype

Can’t say we really expected to see Texas Instruments’ DLP group here at Mobile World Congress, but it’s hard to deny just how mobile these things are becoming. In fact, the company came to Barcelona to (re)unveil its thinnest, smallest optical engine to date: the nHD Pico. It’s small enough to fit into just about anything — phones, slates, tiny projectors and the rear of your cranium should you choose to embed it there. As for specs? It’s sporting a 640 x 360 resolution, a contrast ratio greater than 1,000:1, a true RGB LED wide color gamut and reliance on a low-power Pico DPP2601 / 2607 ASIC / processor. TI was using a newly launched Acer device (the C20, if we’re being precise) to showcase the chip, and on-site representatives noted that other outfits are developing new kit with this guy in mind. In related news, another gem was on display that hasn’t quite made it to market yet. The palm-sized nugget you see above is a full-on pico projector, designed to be powered entirely via USB. There’s no built-in battery in this one, and no one would confess as to which company (or companies) were gearing up to ship a branded version of it later this year. That said, it’s most certainly on the way, and you can bet we’ll be keeping an eye out for it. Peruse the gallery’s below at your leisure, of course.

Texas Instruments shows off minuscule nHD Pico projector chipset, USB-powered prototype originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 15 Feb 2011 06:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Nikon patents DSLR camera / projector, high-end photographers may get to join the projection party

Nikon’s done the projector-in-a-camera thing before, but the S1100pj was aimed at the compact digital camera crowd. In what appears to be an effort to take its game to the next level, the company has obtained a Japanese patent for a way to give a DSLR those same mythical projector capabilities. Though the patent’s english detailed description states that images are “projected on the screen of the photographing instrument exterior via the eyepiece of an electronic view finder,” something may have been lost in translation — the drawings show the projection coming out of the camera’s lens, and our hopes and dreams won’t let us see anything else. Regardless of how the thing works, we hope that Nikon puts it into production soon, as we — proud members of the “serious” photo-snapping crowd — would like to share our pics at parties, too. Hit up the source link for the translated patent documents, but be aware that the link won’t work in Chrome (IE or Firefox only) and you’ll need to put in “A” for the Kind code and “2011-10098” in the Number field to get them. What, you thought surfing the world wide web was easy?

Nikon patents DSLR camera / projector, high-end photographers may get to join the projection party originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Pioneer prototype laser-based heads-up display with Android hands-on (video)

Pioneer prototype laser-based heads-up display with Android hands-on

Looking down at gauges? Officially passe. Check out Pioneer‘s vision of the future, a prototype that uses an embedded laser projector (a Microvision, as it were). They showed it a little earlier in Japan but this is the first time we’ve seen it in the US, and we got a chance to try it out. Right now it’s just running a static demo, but the idea is that a virtual concierge (represented by our favorite mascot pops up to give you information, and you could also get streaming video from traffic cameras, all without you having to look down. The information is supposed to come via a smartphone, we learned later an Android one at that, though things are a little vague. A release date is a little vague too, sometime in 2012, though we’re told the company is working with car companies. But could we get this by next year? We’ll see.

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Pioneer prototype laser-based heads-up display with Android hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Pioneer prototype laser-based heads-up display with Android hands-on (video)

Pioneer prototype laser-based heads-up display with Android hands-on

Looking down at gauges? Officially passe. Check out Pioneer‘s vision of the future, a prototype that uses an embedded laser projector (a Microvision, as it were). They showed it a little earlier in Japan but this is the first time we’ve seen it in the US, and we got a chance to try it out. Right now it’s just running a static demo, but the idea is that a virtual concierge (represented by our favorite mascot pops up to give you information, and you could also get streaming video from traffic cameras, all without you having to look down. The information is supposed to come via a smartphone, we learned later an Android one at that, though things are a little vague. A release date is a little vague too, sometime in 2012, though we’re told the company is working with car companies. But could we get this by next year? We’ll see.

Continue reading Pioneer prototype laser-based heads-up display with Android hands-on (video)

Pioneer prototype laser-based heads-up display with Android hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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