Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Help Me Obi Wan Kenobi – 3D Holographic Displays Get Real

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

If you’ve ever wondered when the holographic projector that R2-D2 used to deliver Princess Leia’s message would actually be real, that time appears to be now. This new display technology allows for images to be displayed in mid-air, using a rapidly moving laser beam.

3d_holographic_laser_display

Developed by Japan’s Burton, Inc., and based on technologies from AIST and Keio University, this 3D display can display images not just in the air, but underwater too. The system uses “by focusing laser light to produce plasma excitation from the oxygen and nitrogen in the air.” It’s capable of producing about 50,000 dots per second at a frame rate of somewhere around 10-15 fps.¬†While their demonstration uses simple geometric shapes and words, I think they should replace the image with Princess Leia.

I wonder if this technology would fit inside an astromech droid.

[via DigInfo.TV]



The Evolution of Cartoon Music

The Evolution of Cartoon Music

Mateo Sit-Stand Desk

Mateo Sit-Stand Desk

Battle Patrol 2084

Battle Patrol 2084

Advertisement
2021 GMC Sierra Trucks Gain Trailering Tech and Cheaper Diesel Power

2021 GMC Sierra Trucks Gain Trailering Tech and Cheaper Diesel Power

2021 Jaguar F-PACE Gets a New Interior, Powertrain Updates, and More

2021 Jaguar F-PACE Gets a New Interior, Powertrain Updates, and More

Ford Appears to Be Testing Bronco Sasquatch Package with a Manual

Ford Appears to Be Testing Bronco Sasquatch Package with a Manual

Advertisement