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Re: Don't yo wish there were 48 hours in a day?
pseudoid   4/11/2014 5:19:03 PM
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I may have taken your bait if you had told me that you were using CREE LEDs but...

So that we turn back to topic of technology; here are some factoids about CREE:

Cree was formed/incorporated in 1987 by researchers from North Carolina State University.  Cree went public on February 9, 1993 at a split-adjusted price of about $1.03.  They have over 260 seminal patents and their stock is currently trading at around $55.

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Re: Don't yo wish there were 48 hours in a day?
Max The Magnificent   4/11/2014 4:53:35 PM
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@pseudoid: I don't want to get suckered into this project of yours...

Too late -- your mind is already buzzing with ideas -- welcome to my world...

 

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Re: Don't yo wish there were 48 hours in a day?
Max The Magnificent   4/11/2014 4:52:10 PM
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@pseudoid: ...but then I remembered about that new trick question on twitter:  It was something about what if a tree fell in the forest and nobody was there to hear it...

Similar to the one that goes "If a man says something in the middle of a forest and there is no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong?" LOL

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Re: Don't yo wish there were 48 hours in a day?
pseudoid   4/11/2014 4:49:17 PM
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I don't want to get suckered into this project of yours.  You already got me thinking what would happen if you took a cube with mirrors on all inside walls and put a single omni directional LED in the center but then I remembered about that new trick question on twitter:  It was something about what if a tree fell in the forest and nobody was there to hear it...  It turned out that my answer was greater than 144 characters, so they banned me for life...

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Re: Don't yo wish there were 48 hours in a day?
Max The Magnificent   4/11/2014 4:00:08 PM
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@pseudoid: The other question is whether there would be any benefits to putting mirrors on all 4 sides...

There are all sorts of possibilities to play with -- I'm going to be performing further experiments -- watch this space LOL

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Max The Magnificent   4/11/2014 3:58:56 PM
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@pseudoid: The depth of LEDs only seems to extend out to be about 12 layers.

That's a limitation of my camera -- the human eye (well, mine) can detect about 18 reflections.

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Don't yo wish there were 48 hours in a day?
pseudoid   4/11/2014 3:38:05 PM
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How very interesting!  I admire your patience!

The depth of LEDs only seems to extend out to be about 12 layers.  I wonder what would be the affect of using some higher quality optical-grade mirrors that may be able to appropriate as remnants from the likes of ThorLabs, et al!  The other question is whether there would be any benefits to putting mirrors on all 4 sides; with drilled holes which allow the LEDs to be affixed to the back side of the mirrors and piercing thru the perforations. Or, instead, using  one-way (partial) mirrors instead of drilled mirrors on the 4 sides of the cube and then jacking up the lumens on the LEDs!  Maybe even putting one of those tiny action cameras (e.g. GoPro) on the inside of the cube (or via a prism) would provide more depth.

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Re: Nice :)
Max The Magnificent   4/11/2014 10:37:45 AM
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@Dan Glass: I'm thinking of making one of these with multiple rows of lights.  Sequencing the rows would give a sense of motion into (or out of) the mirror.

Now that could be VERY TASTY -- if you do that I would love to hear (and see pics / video) as to the results.


When I get the audio portion of my new BADASS Display project up and running, I'm going to see what it looks like if I use it to control my infinity mirror also.

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Dan Glass   4/11/2014 10:17:43 AM
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I'm thinking of making one of these with multiple rows of lights.  Sequencing the rows would give a sense of motion into (or out of) the mirror.

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Max The Magnificent   4/11/2014 9:47:01 AM
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@ost0: I wonder how this would look with some kind of piezo element applying pressure to [one of] the mirrors [corners] ;) I suspect it could add a dimension [control] to the coolness.

That's a very interesting idea -- maybe take it one further and have a small servo in each of the four corners behind the main mirror. Someone else suggested mounting the LED strips in a sport of spiral .. there are so many things you could experiment with here...

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