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Is This the End of Splitscreen Multiplayer, Or the Start of Its Rebirth?

JuzzFunky Real Social Gaming on The Voxiebox (126 comments)

Apologies for the shameless self promotion, but I've been working on a new type of display that offers a truly social gaming experience. It's called The Voxiebox. It's a 3D 'Holographic' Display that you and your friends can gather around to play games and have fun. We're still a way off the consumer market but we are working towards it. Our initial focus for gaming will be on the arcade sector.

If you're interested in developing games for The Voxiebox you can sign up for our early access Developer Kit.

about 6 months ago

Down the Road, But In the Works: 3-D Video Calls From Skype

JuzzFunky Re:Not 3D. (97 comments)

I posted this link earlier in this thread, but for what it's worth, this is genuine Volumetric 3D that we have been working on: Voxiebox at Science Alive

1 year,24 days

Down the Road, But In the Works: 3-D Video Calls From Skype

JuzzFunky Re:3d (97 comments)

We have this working already using an Intel Perceptual camera on the Voxiebox. Here's a YouTube clip of a recent demo.

1 year,24 days

The World Fair of 2014 According To Asimov (From 1964)

JuzzFunky Re:One thing is for certain... (352 comments)

3D movies (on holographic cube TVs)

I've been working on this for a while now. We have something that is pretty close - a swept surface volumetric display called the Voxiebox. Here's a video of our latest prototype at the Science Alive Expo in Adelaide, South Australia: YouTube Video of the Voxiebox at Science Alive!. It's not the life size ballet that Asimov predicted, but it's pretty close.

1 year,27 days

Ask Slashdot: How Can I Make a Computer Science Club Interesting?

JuzzFunky Re:Forget Java (265 comments)

How about Processing? Dead simple to get some impressive results quickly. It will build on your Java skills and it's easy to branch out into cool electronics projects with arduino etc. Most importantly, there's a huge community of people that are willing to help.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Inexpensive SOHO Crime Deterrence and Monitoring?

JuzzFunky Re:Frikken Lasers! (272 comments)

Ooh ooh and a smoke machine, with a recording of sexy female voice that says "Releasing sleeping gas now, please remain calm and await police response"

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Inexpensive SOHO Crime Deterrence and Monitoring?

JuzzFunky Re:Frikken Lasers! (272 comments)

Just have some of this audio hooked up to a proximity sensor: Lion Sound Effects

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Inexpensive SOHO Crime Deterrence and Monitoring?

JuzzFunky Frikken Lasers! (272 comments)

Point some laser pointers at mirrors attached to a servo motor and make it look like there's a crazy cool scanning laser security system!!

about a year and a half ago

3D Printer Round-Up: Cube 3D, Up! Mini, and Solidoodle

JuzzFunky Re:Questions (91 comments)

Pretty much all 3D printing software can generate support material. It is intended to be torn away like the raft at the bottom of the print. Some software does a better job than others. From my experience with Up!, Makerbot and Bits from Bytes 3DTouch printers, the algorithms from the UP! software generate more reliable support structures. They tend to come away more cleanly. There are other 3D printing techniques that do not require support materials, such as the powder based printers, stereolithography printers and laser sintering but these tend to be more expensive.

about 2 years ago

Messaging Apps, VoIP Already Eating Into Carrier Revenue

JuzzFunky Re:Evolution... (225 comments)

You may not even need a data connection!!
I attended TEDx Adelaide last weekend where Paul Gardner-Stephen spoke about the Serval Project. There's two parts to the project. One is a mesh network that uses your phone's built in wi-fi. The other is more aimed at disaster relief and uses small phone towers that can be air dropped .
From the Serval Project site (link above)

Communicate anywhere, any time without infrastructure, without mobile towers, without satellites, without wifi hotspots, and without carriers. Use existing off-the-shelf mobile cell phone handsets. Use your existing mobile phone number wherever you go, and never pay roaming charges again. Communications should not just be for the fortunate — communication should be freely available to everyone, because we believe communication should be a human right. Serval enables mobile communications no matter what your circumstance: mobile communications in the face of disaster, in the face of poverty, in the face of isolation, in the face of civil unrest, or in the face of network black-spots. In short, Serval provides resilient mobile communications for all people, anywhere in the universe. Serval technology bridges the digital divide. We have proved that it is possible, using open source technology to create a mobile communications platform that benefits everyone, for all time, and changes the nature of telecommunications forever.

more than 2 years ago

Artificial Synapse Created For Synthetic Brain

JuzzFunky Re:But can it... (129 comments)

"But does this mean that they have discovered a way to "plug in" a computer to a brain?"

No, well, at least not quite. To do so would require them to take a signal directly the neurons in your brain. Currently, the only way to do that at this scale is to cut open your skull and stick a whole lot of tiny electrodes in there.
What they have done is make a hardware implementation of an artificial neural network. These have been widely simulated in software, and loads of other people have done similar things. The thing that makes this project stand out is the scale - those things are tiny!

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Would You Take a Pay Cut To Telecommute?

JuzzFunky Re:Careful what you wish for (615 comments)

No, he's saying that you should telecommute and then secretly outsource your job to India.

more than 3 years ago

Software Firm Looking To Hire Naked Coders

JuzzFunky Re:Really?!?! (369 comments)

Your sig is somewhat appropriate here...

more than 3 years ago

The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

JuzzFunky Is there a Middle Ground? (720 comments)

After reading yesterday's post on Creating the Software Art In Tron Legacy I started thinking about the limited way I was using the shell in my day to day work. I was thinking that there has to be a better way, some sort of middle ground between the shell and GUI. I don't want to give up the power that the shell provides, I don't even want to take my hands off the keyboard - I just want a richer more contextual display. My computer is capable of rendering very slick graphics but my shell makes no use of it. Does anyone know of any projects that are working towards a graphically enhanced shell?

more than 3 years ago

Combining Two Kinects To Make Better 3D Video

JuzzFunky Re:Two eyes are better than one (106 comments)

Check out this video where a guy has taken the model from the kinect and replaced the points with variable sized blobs. Looks cool. Fat Cat

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Propose One-Way Trips To Mars

JuzzFunky Re:Unfortunately... (839 comments)

I was just reading about something similar on the RiAus On Demand site:

The Genographic Project is a not-for-profit, five-year, global research partnership between National Geographic and IBM that uses genetics as a tool to provide insight about the migratory history of the human species on a global scale. Hosted by Professor Alan Cooper, Genographic Project Principal Investigator, this “reveal” eventwill examine the results of the Adelaide public swabbing and includes the ancient ancestry of national identities who have also participated in the project.

more than 3 years ago

Power Failure Shuts Down 50 US Nuclear Missiles

JuzzFunky Re:Oh what a shame: (338 comments)

I'm more concerned that the intrusion alarms were offline. I wonder if they bothered to check that the warheads are still there?!?

more than 3 years ago

The Spread of Do-It-Yourself Biotech

JuzzFunky Re:Just great... (206 comments)

I dunno, if glow in the dark yoghurt makes my poop glow too - that'd be awesome!

more than 3 years ago

Ideas For a Great Control Room?

JuzzFunky Re:And once in a while, have a drill (421 comments)

Hey lewko, I read your sig:

-- Do you or your partner snore? - Visit []

Tell me this 24/7 monitoring installation is not designed to monitor people snoring..?!?

about 4 years ago



HoloDome - Open Source Volumetric Display

JuzzFunky JuzzFunky writes  |  about 2 years ago

JuzzFunky writes "Introducing the HoloDome, the worlds first consumer Swept Surface Volumetric Display. Over the last four years a friend and I have designed, built and successfully tested a prototype of the display and are now ready to launch a Pozible project to raise the funds necessary to bring this exciting new technology into the living room. We realise that the success of this project depends on the content it can display. Because of this, we are launching an Open Source community where we will detail the technical workings of the device, how to build one and explain how to program it. Technically minded people who enjoy the challenge of building and designing hardware will have enough information, and our full support if they wish to make their own device, but others may wish to purchase a fully working version, ready to plug in and enjoy. More information can be found here"
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Creation of a Global Socirty

JuzzFunky JuzzFunky writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JuzzFunky (796384) writes "Gordon Brown's recent talk at TED Global focused on the role of technology in social change. He argues that because the challenges we face are global in nature they must be addressed by a Global Society. Modern technology is empowering people with instantaneous communication, which is helping to create a global sense of morality.

My question is this: What can we, as the creators of technology, contribute to the creation of the Global Society needed to address these issues?

We are the means.
Lets March!"

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