Ring Projector: Cool Wedding Ring, or Pocket Sized Bat-Signal?

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These portrait projecting rings were made by the Bristol artist Luke Jerram for his wife. They were inspired by the Stanhope optical jewelry of the 19th century. Luke worked with a jeweler named Tamrakar so that this ring can project the embedded image onto a wall when a light source is applied.

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The image comes from a selection of miniature slides, although I think it would be really cool if they replaced the slides with an LCD screen, so you could project moving images.

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While I think that it’s neat that you can use these to use these little ring projectors for wedding portraits, they should make a version with a Batman logo in it so you could use it to hail superheroes when in peril.

[via Make:]