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Tag: Illusion

True Mirror Doesn’T Show a Reversed Reflection

True Mirror Doesn’T Show a Reversed Reflection
Mirrors are great. They let you see yourself much the same way that the rest of the world does. Unfortunately they have one major drawback: Everything is reversed. You’d think that whoever invented the things would have noticed that everything you see in a mirror is backwards.

Tokyoflash Optical Illusion Concept Watch is Too Simple for a Tokyoflash Watch

Tokyoflash Optical Illusion Concept Watch is Too Simple for a Tokyoflash Watch
TokyoFlash is going soft on us. After all their mind-numbing watches and designs, I think they’ve finally decided to have mercy on us. That’s why their latest concept is as straightforward as it gets. Just look at the difference in the squiggly lines and you’ll see the numbers in the middle.

Aircord 3d Display Trades Glasses for Optical Illusion

Aircord 3d Display Trades Glasses for Optical Illusion
Similar to the HoloAD trapezoidal display that we saw at CES, Aircord Labs’ N-3D uses a specially-coated transparent glass pyramid to give the viewer the illusion of a 3D display. An iPad placed on top of the pyramid projects three separate images, and each image is reflected in varying intensities on each of the three exposed sides of the pyramid, so that when you go around and look at the other sides, it’s like you’re viewing the other sides of the object being displayed as well.

3d Water Tetris: What Will They Think of Next?

3d Water Tetris: What Will They Think of Next?
Everything’s in 3D these days, so why shouldn’t Tetris get the X/Y/Z treatment too? Researchers Peter Barnum Srinivasa Narasimhan, and Takeo Kanade at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a way to project 3-dimensional images onto multiple curtains of water to form a volumetric display.

LEGO Illusion: Poor Minifig Gets Escher’D

LEGO Illusion: Poor Minifig Gets Escher’D
M.C. Escher approves of this pic. The photo was taken by PBase user bbzippo way back in 2004, and won 4th place in the PBase forum’s Illusion challenge. I think it’s been Photoshopped – there’s something weird going on in the edge of the crossbar, right on top of the right post.

Dorian Gray Gets LEGO-Fied: Legos Go Lenticular

Dorian Gray Gets LEGO-Fied: Legos Go Lenticular
Will we ever run out of creative uses for those primitive little LEGO bricks? I think not. Brickfan (Reasonably Clever) Chris Doyle has created a functioning LEGO remake of the infamous Picture of Dorian Gray. Chris actually retitled his version A Portrait of Dorian Bley, a reference to a “controversial” blue-grey LEGO color that replaced “Classic Slate,” oh my.

3d Projection Mapping Demo has a Cameo by Pac-Man

3d Projection Mapping Demo has a Cameo by Pac-Man
I guarantee you this is the coolest video you’ll see today. All I can say is that it was pulled off at a “super-secret” festival in the Northeast of England, and that it involves a building, a projector and Pac-Man.

Triangular LED Wood Clock Conceals Its True Identity

Triangular LED Wood Clock Conceals Its True Identity
When not telling time, these clever clocks look like a triangular hunk of wood. But switch them on, and a bright red 7-segment LED display hidden behind the thin wood veneer reveals the current time. These aren’t the first clocks I’ve seen that pull off this illusion, but what makes these ones unique is their stylish angular face design, which makes them easy to read whether standing up or sitting down.

Bike Wheels Reveal Hidden Messages

Bike Wheels Reveal Hidden Messages
Here’s a cool gadget that lets you send messages using the wheels of your bicycle. By using an optical illusion called persistence of vision, your words are revealed as you pedal your bike. The Lampex Lex module screws onto the spokes of your bicycle, and produces rapidly flashing sequences of LEDs to display your messages.