Pico Projectors and Cop Chases and iPhones, OH MY

Take a pico projector, add an iPhone feeding it some content, and film the whole thing with some fun music, and you have a pico projector cop chase.  You also have a handful of awesome:

GAH! Sweet.  The film is from The Theory and Nexus Productions — from the Vimeo site:

The world’s smallest all action police chase…

Directed By The Theory

The tiniest police chase ever seen, made using the world’s smallest ‘pocket video projectors’. Featuring an escaped convict, a determined cop and a fully armed police helicopter, Speed of Light takes ‘projection mapping’ to a whole new (and low) level.

Speed of Light was all projected and filmed FOR REAL – there’s no CGI trickery.

– The car and helicopter are toys bought from a model shop filmed against greenscreen.
– As well as using the world’s smallest projectors from MicroVision, we also partially filmed using the world’s smallest HD camera.

And a Special thank you to Microvision for the projectors –

I wonder how long it’ll be before every iPhone and iPad has the ability to project video in HD?  I can’t believe it’s going to be THAT long…  look how well Flip HD did once smart phones upped their megapixels!  These pico projectors are pretty cool, though.  If I were going to buy my own projector, it’d have to be one of those monster Christie projectors.   Rawrrrrrrrrr…..

Thanks, LikeCool!  PS, that projector up top there is the Vivitek Qumi Q2 3d-ready pico projector — about $500 bucks USD.

Mangekyorooms – Room Projector

Good morning, everyone, sorry for the late start – I’m still catching up on sleep from the last 10 days!

I ran across an interesting light toy this morning – I’m ga-gaa (as you can expect) for toys and gadgets that employ light for fun, like the pool projector I posted about a while back.  This gadget is called the Mangekyo Room Projector, and it’s a projecting light that casts beautiful colored patterms over your walls and ceiling.  The projector comes with seven disc-shaped trays for projecting patterns, and comes with beads that allow customization to a point.  If you don’t want to light up the room, you can light up the dome under the projector instead.

The principle is kaleidoscopic in nature, as is the price.  It’s running around $150 +/- a few dollars right now.



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