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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:I put in an order last night for a heap of electronics bits and bobs. So with a bit of luck, I'll soon have v0.3 working (less batteries, less weight, smaller size, accelerometers, programmable memory etc. etc.) - quite exciting stuff really smile

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Vixen
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
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Posted:Congrats... *hug* xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:awww man.

Your hyperlights are already *really* nice. I fear if you make them any better, people would not be able to watch in case their brain collapsed.



Any ideas how much you will be charging for a set yet? smile


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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:When I have this next version built (assuming it works - there are still a lot of unknowns) I will start to get some idea. I'd like to be able to compete with Aerotech price wise, and they sell for ~60 per pair. I've no idea how feasable that is though... yet wink

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Vixen
Vixen

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Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
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Posted:Yay!!! Can i pre order them already? xxx

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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:I'd love to say yes, but if I started taking pre-orders, I'd be committing myself to something I can't 100% garauntee will be possible. Patience young Vixen smile

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Vixen
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
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Posted:ooooo but its not fair.... i really really really really want some... actually i never did send you those photos did i... do you still want them or shall i just post them up in here? xxx

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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:I'd love to see them - feel free to send them or post them here.. whichever is easier for you! smile

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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:"I'd like to be able to compete with Aerotech price wise"

Why not completely undercut them, and force them to come down to your prices. thus bringing down the price of aerotech stuff for all the jugglers and hippies alike bounce


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Vixen
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Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
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Posted:Yeah but that wouldnt really work would it.... due to hyperlight not making juggling equipment etc... xxx

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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Posted:oh yeah.. redface



rolleyes


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bluecat
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Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:and, incidentally, a set of aerotech poi are somewhat more expensive than 60...

Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Vixen
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Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
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Posted:I know personally which set id prefer tho.... 60 is a hell of a lot less... plus ive never been able to buy aerotechs as they are just way to heavy for me. xxx

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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:According to their site, it's 65.. but looking at it now, that may only be for one!! My aim is to sell them for a small profit. I started this as a hobby really - just seeing other people playing with my toys at Falmouth was fun. The idea of lots of people spinning my stuff and loving it is quite exciting biggrin

...and as for not making juggling equipment, well time will tell. I see no reason why the technology that powers my HyperLight poi could not be transferred into staffs / batons / balls etc. wink


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:and hoops?
mmmmm hyperlight hoop ubblove


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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:Yeah 65 is the price for just one. xxx

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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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Posted:I think a hoop that spelt out things in LEDs as you span it would be worth paying for biggrin

bounce

In fact....I just want a hoop frown


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Miranda (mewcat)
Miranda (mewcat)

queen of all the hipsters
Location: Cornwall/Birmingham
Member Since: 6th Jul 2005
Total posts: 150
Posted:Oh man, they're so pretty. Vixen, pictures please! I *WANT*! Although i guess as I'm off travelling I probably don't want anything else fragile in my Giant Rucksack of Painful Shoulder Doom...

to live at all is miracle enough

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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:DRool put me firmly on the list! Yours are way better than aerotechs anyway!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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XerxesDitto
XerxesDitto

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Location: Battle, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2005
Total posts: 36
Posted:What's the next stage of development, then?

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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:Just what I said in my first post: "less batteries, less weight, smaller size, accelerometers, programmable memory etc. etc."

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Konsti
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Location: vineyards, Vienna, Austria
Member Since: 16th Oct 2003
Total posts: 785
Posted:awesome, so when can i have a go?
smile
just reminding u that im still hugely interested....

have a good one


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-Alfred Dorfer

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XerxesDitto
XerxesDitto

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Location: Battle, UK
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Posted:Have you considered using some sort of a binary inversion to create the complimenting colours of the spectrum, albeit with 2 LEDs?

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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:Er... ?

HyperLights can re-create just about any colour you can imagine if that helps?


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Vixen
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
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Posted:If i own a set of these am i gona need to be a whizz with computer jiggery? xxx

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Location: Battle, UK
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Posted:What I mean is, if you think about it terms of Hex;
(using an 8 bit set for each colour)

A pure red tone would be #ff0000 255,0,0

The best colour (with the most contrast) would be #00ffff 0,255,255


As is the difference between black and white; #ffffff / #000000

All you'd need to do is be able to interpret the existing colour in 8 bit codes for each colour, and subtract the number you get from 255 to get the Exact opposite colour...

....just a thought...


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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:Vixen: Nope. There will be a load of pre-programmed patterns that you can select from. There will also be a little program available so you can add your own, but I intend to make it very easy to use!

Xerxes: Some of the patterns I have flash alternate colours like that - looks pretty cool. The colours are actually 10bit though smile


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_Clare_
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Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Hyperlights rock!!

And I'm pretty sure you'll be getting lots of orders when you're finally happy with them.

Good luck biggrin

hug


Getting to the other side smile

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:All I request is you make them bump proof biggrin

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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:That'll be priority #1 once I have the electronics part sorted. I think they ought to be pretty rugged though.. I reckon I'll probably produce a small batch first of all to a bunch of dedicated testers (I get the impression I'm not short of volunteers!) so they can get used and abused. That way, any really bad faults can be ironed out before they go mainstream smile

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Skulduggery
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Location: Wales
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Posted:Well if I can't break them they are probably unbreakable ubblol

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