STARTS Open Lab: MagicShifter
Ars Electronica - POSTCITY / Linz
Philipp Tiefenbacher (AT), Jay Vaughan (AU), Tom Peak (AT), Jascha Ehrenreich (AT), Philipp Poten (AT), Florian Bittner (AT), Metalab (AT)
MagicShifter is an open source magic flashlight. With 16 RGB LEDs, it can be used to write texts and draw images in midair. This takes advantage of the “persistence of vision” phenomenon, whereby a rapid sequence of light impulses is seen as a whole picture. An acceleration sensor stabilizes the image. It’s also possible to program colored shadow effects.