Laser Projector Mk 2 – Laser Zoopraxniscope. AKA The Bird [after the late Brian Bird 1955 – 2012]
The analogue experiments are under way with the construction of a laser zoopraxiscope, a 16mm projector based on a projection system from the 1800s by Edweard Muybridge repurposed with a LASER light source. The image and prototypes are being developed through conversations and collaborations with cultural specialist Dr. Vlad Strukov, the lovely people Oomlout, Prof. Ben Whitaker & Dr. Mike Nix of Leeds University School of Chemistry. Upon proof of concept and final risk assessment, I will release the designs open source upon completion of the first cloud projections planned for early 2013.
Specifically designed for mobile projection on clouds from:
- The ground – shoulder mounted for steady shot/ portable for quick get away/ can pack up small – stick can form walking stick for travelling light – could be modified to work from a crutch!
- A paraglider – light/ small power source/ would need to be waist mounted.
- Planes / Helicopters / Balloons / Blimps –
- Made from no specialist parts!