Suggested Project/Instructable: Holo Display
I had an idea a moment ago for a "holographic" display but I realise that I do not currently have the supplies necessary to complete it. It is actually a combination of a couple other peoples ideas to form a new concept.
Someone on here, (open new tab>search) NK5, made an instructable on how to make a kind of hologram. Another cool frood, Johny Chung Lee, came up with and did some basic programming for a different kind of simulated hologram and a multitouch system. And lastly there was a group that made a pair of specialised LED gloves to go with the multitouch system.
My thought was: make a reflection hologram and use the Wiimote multitouch system to make it interactive. Project the screen onto the floor or put a large screen tv on the floor (if you want to risk it. and place the glass over it at 45 like with NK5's idea. Put the wiimote at the base of the glass. (it would be simpler if it were behind the glass but I think glass disables IR cameras) Then put on the IR gloves and run it all together with a program that supports the multitouch. Once you got the hang of it it would be more or less a "Minority Report" type display.
Well, that's it. I can't make this because I do not have a projector or a pane of glass anywhere near large enough. Nor do I have sufficient expandable cash to purchase such objects. Good luck.