color sensor

A trip to Yellowstone National Park isn’t complete without seeing Midway Geyser Basin. A boardwalk leads you to the colorful Grand Prismatic Spring. At 370 feet in diameter and over 121 feet deep, Grand Prismatic is the park’s largest hot spring. This jaw-dropping multi-image panorama shows Grand Prismatic Spring at night with the ‪Milky Way‬ sparkling above it and the stars reflected in the water below. Image courtesy of David Lane.

Otherworldly, surreal and unreal are all words that have been used to describe this image, but people also want to know if it’s real. The answer: Yes, but you have to know a little about astrophotography to understand the image. First, the image is 16 individual images stitched together (not stacked like HDR) to create a large panorama of the night sky. The stitching creates the curve in the Milky Way in order to keep the ground straight (think of it like taking an orange peel and laying it out flat, the sphere gets distorted). The Milky Way is colorful because camera light sensors can pick up more light than the human eye (most people just see the stars in black and white) and using an exposure of 15 seconds for each image helps illuminate the sky and foreground more. This photo also shows air glow radiating out of the horizon and the aurora in the left corner.

If you were to visit Midway Geyser Basin on a clear night, you would see the stars in the sky in black and white, plus the airglow and aurora, and the foreground would be dark.


AR Screen hackathon project

Proof of concept demo of an AR / VR interface by Leap Motion engineer Raffi Bedikian presents a convincing desktop interface of the future:

We had a hackathon at work and this was the project I worked on for a few days.

- C++/OpenGL
- Oculus DK2
- Prototype Leap color sensor (using standard public SDK and image API)
- Window textures and interactions are all legit Win32 calls (you’re actually manipulating your OS)
- Note: the news feed on the left, chat bubbles in the middle, and widgets on the right are just placeholder art


Lego’s new programmable robotics kit is up for preorder
Lego just opened preorders for Lego Boost, the simple programmable robotics kit it announced early this year. The $159.99 kit includes two motors, a color and distance sensor, and the parts needed to build a Lego cat, robot, guitar, vehicle, or imitation 3D printer. Boost’s text-free drag-and-drop programming is designed for younger children than Mindstorms is, and it’s meant to be more for play than education. Read more
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Request for more Jack and Danny. I forgot who you are, sorry. It’s been awhile. :)

I saw the fight - bright flashes of reds and greens that lit the night sky, staining the clouds with cotton candy colors – seconds before the sensors went off. “Ghost,” I cheered, pointing eagerly towards the lights despite being alone in the car. Turning off the car and snagging a few pieces of technology from the back seat, I stumbled onto the street and ran towards the fight.

As I came around a corner and the ghosts came into view, the sight of the Wisconsin ghost made my fingers curl tightly around the weapon in my hand. Mads and I had been killing for another shot at that specter. The number of crimes we could tie to this ghost was becoming ludicrous. The other ghost – to no surprise – was the resident ghost boy. Inviso-Bill, or Phantom, or whatever moniker the news was currently giving him.

Bracing my legs, I raised my weapon and pointed it towards the fighting ghosts. But before I could do anything more than focus on them, the Wisconsin ghost managed to land a harsh blow. The ghost boy dropped like a rock, tumbling bonelessly through the air to land at my feet in a broken pile. Bright ectoplasm oozed from dozens of wounds, the worst being a huge gash on his head.

I took a step forwards and toed the boy’s shoulder with my foot. He didn’t move.

“And what is this?” came a sneering voice.

I tore my gaze off the unconscious child at my feet. The Wisconsin ghost had landed a dozen feet away, arms crossed over his chest. “Back off, ghost,” I said, trying to make my voice dark and dangerous, and pointed my weapon between his eyes.

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Color Picker Pen

Any creative mind that works with colour knows that often the best inspiration and perfect coloration can be found in real-life objects all around us. What if you could take your trusty pen and simply scan any colour you want and then turn around and draw with it? This innovative design by Jinsun Park allows you to do just that. 

Like a real-life Photoshop eyedrop tool, the pen works by allowing you to scan the colour of any object you see. A color sensor on the top of the pen registers the color of the object you select, which in turn is displayed digitally on the back of the device for verification. Red, green and blue inks are then mixed – much like in a traditional printer – to create your desired colour.

Now before you get too excited and search the internet like a crazy person trying to find this product (I’ve been there and done that), this is still a concept so don’t expect to purchase one tomorrow.

A huge sum of money of the broadcasting and TV builts LCD color sensor company jointly on Fuji

Japanese Fujiphoto and Chinese Shanghai Guangdian Electric Group electronic Co., Ltd. will jointly provide funds of 270 million dollars to set up LCD color and filter the sensor company.
The the intersection of co-partnership company and color of production filter sensor extensive use among notebook computer, liquid crystal display and television.
It is reported, the capital of the co-partnership company will reach 100 million dollars, among them, Fuji occupies 25% share, there are other shares to have the broadcasting and TV.
Demand of market of Chinese panel TV increasing of meeting the interests of the goal of new company. Color will mainly supply for broadcasting and TV and a company which Japan NEC sets up of going if color filters the sensor company.
The electric apparatus company inclines to produce the color filter by oneself gradually now, but not to the main supplier of this market, Japanese phototype printing company and large Japanese printing company buy.
It is reported, this co-partnership company will have produced since November of 2007, monthly output is expected to be up to 70,000 when the time comes, staff’s number is up to 500.
Because the traditional film profit is reducing constantly, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. is attempting to realize the pluralism of the business, the company is investing in the new business field, for example print the ink horn, LCD material,etc..
In order to help the producing smoothly of the new company, Fuji will also invest 34,400,000 dollars to establish a research and development centre in China.