Create Your Own Holodeck With Hyve-3D (and a Spare $50,000!)

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  1. Maura

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    Fast Company reports today on a really innovative use of the iPad mini, but unfortunately (unless you’re a multi-millionaire) it’s one that will set you back a cool $50,000!

    Hyve-3D has been designed by HybridLab, and is an illustration platform that really is a little bit like the Star Trek Holodeck, comprising a 16-foot concave fabric screen that uses a trompe l’oil effect to make you feel like you’re immersed in the image, similar to when you’re in a planetarium and you feel like you are in the middle of the sky.

    The two iPad minis are used to control the whole thing, being hooked up to motion-tracking systems. Moving the iPads back and forth in real space creates a big window in the projection. It’s kind of hard to explain, really, but the video does a good job of showing you how it all works!


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