Natan Linder at MIT has combined a Pico-projector, camera, and wireless computer into a small gesture-based computer system that can screw into a standard light fixture to power itself. He’s calling it a LuminAR, and the one in the video demo below is screwed into his custom-built robotic desk lamp that moves the projected computer screen based on his hand gestures. I wonder what it does if he flips it off?
Besides projecting the internet onto any surface, it can also recognize hand movements well enough to project a keyboard onto a surface. It can also wirelessly communicate with other computers, some cellphones, and other electronics, so it can be used to augment another device. I hope it calls them mean names, and then they say, “Your mother was desk lamp” and then they have a rap freestyle battle.
I want more like this!
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