[Blabber] #1 of a A bunch of questions and stuff about a design for an invisibility cloak

Ben S ben.sugimori at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 23:24:49 UTC 2013


(And a human foot?)

BenS
On Apr 3, 2013 6:20 PM, "Matthew Duepner" <matthewduepner14 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I agree.  There is no way he can fit a thousand candles in one foot.
> Unless of course we are talking about those small birthday candles.
> On Apr 3, 2013 5:43 PM, "Jeff McCrum" <mccrum at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I was thinking mirrors as well, you're never going to compete with the
>> sun during the day (10,000 footcandles is a lot) and the LED panels are
>> going to be too bright at night (0-2 footcandles is very little).  There
>> will be about 3-4 hours during the day when this is really going to work
>> with cameras and monitors.
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>> From: ben.sugimori at gmail.com
>> Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 16:49:38 -0400
>> To: blabber at list.hackmanhattan.com
>> Subject: Re: [Blabber] #1 of a A bunch of questions and stuff about a
>> design for an invisibility cloak
>>
>> What's the budget - -s it in the 5-figure range?
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>> Adjustment would need to be made for depth (distance from camera to
>> screen, and camera focal length/width).
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>> It may not work well in the daytime, in the Nevada desert, however. Maybe
>> mornings & evenings, but it would require a LOT of power to compete with
>> noon/afternoon sunlight.
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>> Another option to consider would be prisms, mirrors, and/or fiber optics.
>>
>> BenS
>>
>> On Apr 3, 2013, at 16:41, SilvaSurfa <silvasurfa at outlook.com> wrote:
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>> All,
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>> Im aiming to develop a simple invisibility shield for a project at the
>> burning man and have many questions (after all I’m a n00b ch33z) which I’m
>> hoping some members here can answer.
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>> The basic idea is to ‘hide’ an RV. Of course, I realize I can’t really
>> hide anything but I think I can create a nice visual effect while at the
>> same time making a statement (don’t ask me what exactly) about class
>> consciousness at the BM.
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>> The shield will consist primarily of an LED curtain (yes I know I can
>> more easily use a projector, or more expensively perhaps acquire LED
>> panels) with a controller of some sort and a web cam. I’m only now
>> beginning the project and have much to learn so please spare me slings and
>> arrow. I know nothing of what I speak.
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>> 1)      First dimensions; around 96” tall by around 80” wide which
>> yields an aspect ratio of 6:5.  Will this completely arbitrary size and
>> aspect ratio make programming more difficult? At 72” wide I guess the
>> aspect ratio is 4:3, does this make things easier? Guidance anyone?
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>> Regards
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>> Daniel
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