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Disney Creates A Method To Turn Any 3-D Surface Into A Display

Disney Creates A Method To Turn Any 3-D Surface Into A Display | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

When we imagine displays, we think of computer monitors and smartphone touch screens. They’re basically TVs we stick to things. The idea works well for anything already shaped like a rectangle.  But nothing curved quite works--it becomes a tacky retrofit, as seen in minivans and airline seats.

 

Disney Research has come up with an interesting solution called Printed Optics. It’s a threaded display (basically fiber optics) embedded within an object itself--almost like a circulatory system that moves light rather than blood. Its endpoints create a display of absolutely any shape. Whereas Teddy Ruxpin had a cassette player awkwardly shoved into his back, Disney’s tech could make his whole face into a contoured display.

 

The breakthrough here is that Disney is printing these fiber-optic-like tubes right inside any solid form, via 3-D printing. “No one shape is any harder to make than any other. As long as it can be 3-D printed, it can be made,” project researcher Karl Willis tells Co.Design....

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!!!! Nasa's augmented reality app lets you control Curiosity Mars rover (Wired UK)

!!!! Nasa's augmented reality app lets you control Curiosity Mars rover (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Nasa has launched an augmented reality iOS app that allows users to get a feel for what it's like to manoeuvre one of the space agency's robotic spacecraft.

 

The nifty Spacecraft 3D app -- available free on the iPhone, iPad and third- and fourth-generation iPod touch devices -- uses augmented reality and 3D animation to put the Curiosity rover (slated for a Mars landing in August 2012) and the moon-orbiting Ebb and Flow probes in a locale of the player's choosing. Using simple controls, they can then manipulate the spacecraft's sensors and components, such as its antenna...

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Disney Creates A Method To Turn Any 3-D Surface Into A Display

Disney Creates A Method To Turn Any 3-D Surface Into A Display | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
When we imagine displays, we think of computer monitors and smartphone touch screens. They’re basically TVs we stick to things. The idea works well for anything already shaped like a rectangle.

 

Disney Research has come up with an interesting solution called Printed Optics. It’s a threaded display (basically fiber optics) embedded within an object itself--almost like a circulatory system that moves light rather than blood. Its endpoints create a display of absolutely any shape. Whereas Teddy Ruxpin had a cassette player awkwardly shoved into his back, Disney’s tech could make his whole face into a contoured display.

 

The breakthrough here is that Disney is printing these fiber-optic-like tubes right inside any solid form, via 3-D printing. “No one shape is any harder to make than any other. As long as it can be 3-D printed, it can be made,” project researcher Karl Willis tells Co.Design....

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