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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:Little update for you all (thought I'd start a new thread as the last one was getting a bit big!!). I've been a busy bee tonight and I now have 4 pairs of the MK4 (dare I say final?) boards soldered together... now to get something to put 'em in ready for Synergy!




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enthusiast
Location: wales,llanelli in the south
Member Since: 8th Sep 2005
Total posts: 238
Posted:sounds oh so good,im in love with these things just from seeing the pictures lol.

to many freaks to little circuses!

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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
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Posted:The pictures and videos really don't do them any justice either wink

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Oceansoul
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Member Since: 12th Apr 2006
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Posted:I am on the edge of my seat.

You should send me a demo pair, for uh. marketing research.


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sazken
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Member Since: 25th Aug 2006
Total posts: 5
Posted:Hyperlight Man, you are truly doing something great for humanity.


The preliminary pictures and videos of these things are CRAZY. Like, cream-your-pants crazy. This kind of thing impresses even my most jaded non-poi friends.

Please, please, please, PLEASE carry on.


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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

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Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:I had another spin with the most recent protos (with some hardware tweaks) and I have to say they felt better than ever- with the new housings and increased battery life due soon, I'd say the future's bright (...the future's hyperlight?!.... sorry, that is soooo cheesy).

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ishkadoodles
ishkadoodles

journeyman
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Member Since: 21st Mar 2005
Total posts: 61
Posted:how much are these things going to cost? I'm afraid to get my hopes up that I'll be able to own some...

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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:My current guestimate is around the 150 mark. You can find lots of answers to things questions like that on the HyperLight website smile



I've been making progress on the housings the last day or two and I've also started to play with the accelerometers at last! The early results are already looking promising biggrin

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sazken
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Member Since: 25th Aug 2006
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Posted:Wait now...accelerometers, now? As in, the poi could strobe faster or slower depending on how fast you spun them? Wow.

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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:Got it in one...although changing the speed at which things strobe is really just scratching the surface of what's possible. Needs some more work, but there's a lot of potential smile

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Asena
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What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:....so if I span a 3bt Weave REAL fast... it would look cool wink

ubbangel

Sounds nifty. Jon... when are you willing to take my money off me for a pair of these... smile


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splinterific
splinterific

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Member Since: 12th Mar 2007
Total posts: 248
Posted:duno whether this interests people but i got to use these babys smile they are fantastic...

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/show...5/o/all/fpart/1

vid is there, Jon you know my views smile cant wait to use the finals


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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:It means if you spun really really fast, you you could make it look no different to spinning really really slow - you'd still see the same pattern in the same place... ...in theory biggrin

Yes I'd love to take some money from you.. soon wink


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Mr_Chutney
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Location: Herefordshire
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Posted:... and in theory it could recognise the accelration patterns of anti-spin, slattls etc and thus give different affects for each of the different spins... oooh I want some no... Oh yeah smile

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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
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Posted:From what I've seen, I'm not sure you'd be able to detect anti-spin vs regular spin, but you should be able to see the difference between stalls and spinning and be able to react to those at least smile

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Mr_Chutney
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Location: Herefordshire
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Posted:Have you tried different anti-spin patterns? Ie 3, 4, 5 petals.

Anti-spin without me would you?


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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've not tried flowers regular or anti-spun, I was just thinking about what the accelerometer would be seeing. Thinking about it though, anti-spin might actually look more like stalls from the sensors perspective. Need to run some tests smile

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polarity
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Location: on the wrong planet
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Posted:Maybe you need a prototype with built in telemetry, so you can get an idea of what the patterns look like in terms of acceleration changes.

It'd be really nice to have flowers with petals that change colors from the center to the edges, or have each petal in a different color.

Something tells me you'd need a whole seperate microcontroller running at a very high clock speed, just for the pattern recognition though.


You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
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Posted:Here's some examples of the sort of output I get. Bear in mind this is the raw data straight out of the sensors so there's a fair amount of clever smoothing that can be applied to get s cleaner signal to play with smile


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It might look messy, but I reckon we can pull some fairly interesting stuff out of it - particularly for normal spinning. Things get a little more crazy when you start doing things like stalls wink


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mo-seph
mo-seph

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Location: Edinburgh, UK
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 524
Posted:BTW, if anyone wants a way to play with cheap wireless accelerometers to experiment with, hooking up a Wiimote to your computer via bluetooth gives you 3 axes of acceleration quick and easy...

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Motley
Motley

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Location: UK
Member Since: 9th Oct 2005
Total posts: 434
Posted:wave Jon, not had an update in a while, hows it coming along?

I hear hyperlights paid a visit to the BJC as well, hope they got a good reception. Did you get any new video footage? Be great to see some more

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:He's been working furiously, what on I couldn't say.
Fortunately he's a genius and fixed my fried laptop while he was at it smile


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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
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Posted:Excuse me for being offtopic but why does this thread not show its title in the list of forums?

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
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Posted:I used to think it was the brackets in the title, but I think they were square brackets before and Jon changed it and it hasn't helped.

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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:How's about I make a new thread with the latest updates... ? smile

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splinterific
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Member Since: 12th Mar 2007
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Posted:sounds like a plan smile

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
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Posted:If you happen to have found this thread, for latest news now see : HyperLight Update - 27-04-2007

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