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  1. ssl-3 says:

    Well. That sort of thing has certainly become very scary in the past few years.

    Remember, kids: If you try to touch the demon's face, you might get degloved.

  2. Lloyd says:

    screenwipers aren't what they used to be.

  3. Pavel says:

    I've been thinking about how to build a mask somewhat like in Ruiner, with some sort of pico-projector inside a mask, and damn - this looks much better than what I'm imagining.

    Now, how to do it without risking eyes and fingers of passers by, as well as not hearing a loud whirring sound the whole time...

    • jwz says:

      I'm surprised he hasn't loaded "The Laughing Man" onto the spinner, that seems like a natural.

      Light-up masks that you can see out of, especially in the dark, are tricky. I've long wanted to do a Prince Robot IV halloween costume, but I haven't worked out a reasonable way to both make the TV screen work and be able to see out of it in a dark room. And from looking at various ComicCon photos, I don't think anyone else has solved that problem either: they all seem to be video, or vision, but not both in the same costume. I think options include: interior pico-projector on a scrim (you're blind); hidden camera and screen inside (you're watching the room you're in on TV and falling down a lot); periscope (same); Frankenstein shoulders and look out the neck (probably the most viable, but would look weird).

      • Pavel says:

        Hm, what if you went with a lower-fidelity display? Maybe stretching some cloth across the monitor that has LEDs and wiring sewn into it? If they're spaced out enough, you ought to be able to see through the wiring - although as soon as it gets dark enough outside of your head, the glow of the LEDs on the cloth would probably overpower all the light coming in from the outside.

      • Grego says:


        Put a polarization filter onto the screen. Use one of the "tv antennae" to project onto the outside of the screen, via a polarization filter opposed to the first one. If that works right, you won't see the projected images but everyone outside the costume will.

        The smallest picoprojectors presently seem to be about a 2-inch cube that weighs 0.4lb. Not ideal, but perhaps doable.

      • Kyle Huff says:

        I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.

      • NT says:

        Supposedly in WW I planes the machine gun was synchronized so that it could fire through the prop.
        A pair of LCD shutter 3D glasses could do something similar for your eyes? Either synchronizing to the rotating light bar, or synchronizing to the LED driver - if the LEDs are bright enough you only need to run them at a 50% duty cycle. Not sure how fast the response time on the LCD shutters is.

  4. dinatural says:

    You can have your own for some moniez with this. Been building some DIY LED POV kits, neat little effects they do.

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