Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm Published!

Make: issue 14 has just hit the newstands, and I'm in it! I wrote an article all about my Homebrew 3-D video production tools.

You can check out the article HERE

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Maker Faire wrap-up: Part 3 - My Photos

I've finally gotten all of my photos from Maker Faire aligned and uploaded. Here is a link to the collection of 3-D images from both days:

Maker Faire wrap-up: Part 2 - Workshop Photos

During Maker Faire, I did a few workshops at my booth, teaching attendees with digital cameras how to shoot stereoscopic still images with a single camera via the "cha-cha" method of taking one photo with your weight on your left foot, and one photo with your weight shifted to your right foot. This essentially gives you a matched stereo pair, as long as the subject isn't moving during the two shots. A more detailed tutorial can be found on the SCSC website.

What was really cool was that I challenged people at the booth to go out with their digital cameras and take a 3-D picture during Maker Faire, and if they brought their memory card back to my table, I would align their photo and make an anaglyph print for them to take home. Over the course of the event, I had 5 people come back with photos - one woman, who came by on Saturday with only a camera-phone, was so excited to try this that she returned on Sunday with a better camera.

So here are the efforts of some first time stereo photographers:

I'd like to add photo credits to these, so if you took one of these, please email me with your full name, and let me know which one is yours.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Maker Faire wrap-up: Part 1

Well, the Maker Faire is over now, and I'm back at home. I'm calling it a great success! Atendees seemed genuinely excited to see all of my and Perry's stereoscopic displays. My video phantogram worked perfectly!!! And I only completed it three days before the expo.

I'd like to thank everyone who came by the booth for all of the positive comments. We had a great time showing you our 3-D contraptions. I'll have a large album of 3-D photos uploaded soon. I'll also be adding links to the information and software downloads that I spoke about during the show.

And, to toot my own horn a little, Make: magazine's editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder awarded us an Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Maker Faire Day Two

Yesterday was a blast! My video phantogram table consistently got people to react with a "Whoa!" - that's what I was going for - and I received many positive comments about the 3-D booth in general. I'm on my way over to day two now, and hope to post a wrap up with 3-D images later this week.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Maker Faire Day One

Maker Faire begins in a few hours - come by and check out the 3-D shenanigans at booth Expo Green 218. Live 3-D video projection, video Phantograms, stereo photography workshops, and some cool 3-D projects from my friend and fellow stereographer, Perry Hoberman.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Maker Day 2008

First report from San Mateo:

As a precursor to this year's Maker Faire, yesterday was Maker Day - a day of presentations and performances by some of the Makers at this years show. Today was also a day of set-up for many of the larger displays. A good time was had by all. Enjoy the photoset.