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I see you havent posted since 08 Is your acct still active?
VIRON (author) 6 years ago
I apologize for "getting lost" in 2008.
For many reasons, not all of which are explainable,
it is still, in 2010, much harder to complete And share projects
than it used to be for me. External factors include changes in
the internet vs. my refusal to waste time accommodating them all.

The Volumetric projector project is no longer recommended as is, 
and deserves an update using new and modern parts. It may be of
interest that Actuality Systems went out of business and sent me
an offer to buy them out. They are liquidating their IP assets as
Optics For Hire. My projector and a future simplified update of it 
will remain nearly public domain (non-proprietary) although I am
not sure if a license is needed nor whether it should be GPL, MIT,
Creative Commons, or what is most appropriate such that I give
equal rights to all to use the technology. It is now as simple as
almost any large eyeglass lens and a fast display with refresh rate
determining the third dimension resolution.

I am of the opinion that Edison's inventions of the Light Bulb,
phonorecords, and motion pictures in the 1800s are becoming
obsolete, and that it is about time that visual entertainment
should be no less than 3D, and have noticed an increase in
3D movie production since I began propagating that opinion.
It is obvious that light bulbs are being phased out in favor of
durable, low power superbright LEDs and Cold Cathodes (more
efficient and durable than Fluorescent).

The Pandora's Box and Predictive Synthesizer are due for updates
also, since they are primitive and unnecessarily complicated for
2010. On Jan 1st, recorded sound is obsolete as far as I am concerned, and even SONY is closing its recordable media factory
today. (March 15, 2010) Last year, Permutation Synthesis was used
to play a song of specified lyric which has never been sung,
which is called Viray's Inspiration. I am now involved in building up
a band to provide "Real" NEW musical content, to demonstrate
numeric synthesis technology.

My advice for the times of the bad economy is Make Stuff, and
Make Stuff that Makes Stuff. Money doesn't grow on trees. You
can buy food with money, but Food DOES grow on trees! Don't
buy a new computer if you can recycle an old one with Free
Software. Recharge batteries with solar and wind power.
Make stuff to last 2000 years like they did in ancient Rome
so that you won't have to waste it. Create, not destroy.
drako-fire7 years ago
I know its been a wile sine this Instructable http://www.instructables.com/community/Wiring-a-LCD-screen-to-a-Wii/
but could you help me with my LCD I have letters I don't under stand


and is there a way to take 9v down to 5v and 3.3v
any help would bee grate
VIRON (author)  drako-fire6 years ago
Sorry for the incredibly long delay.
That type of LCD screen is not video compatible at all.
It accepts serial digital commands and data using SPI protocol
which is the same protocol used by digital camera flash cards.
I suppose you could think of it as a camera card with a screen
that can only hold one picture, but that is not an exact description.
That kind of display is only useful for the device it was made for, OR
if you can find a datasheet and can program PIC chips you may be
able to use it as a display for your own project, but it is probably
too slow for games if you are able to write a video-to-SPI converter
for it.
I dig the War Games quote. "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play."
maker128 years ago
you are tesla,s son!
ewilhelm9 years ago
I know you've been around for a while, but I realized I never said hello. Thanks for sharing your projects, and welcome to Instructables!

Let me know if you have any questions.

You've probably already found your way around, but in case you haven't see these, here's a guided tour of Instructables and an Instructable for making Instructables.
meanpplsuk9 years ago
I was reading about your hypnosis dream machine and thought that there would also be a cheaper way to make a "light and sound machine". They seem simple enough, instead of having them programmable through the computer, the leds would be independently controlled on the highs and lows in the music you listen to. The whole project would consist of a module you can plug into the head phone jack of any audio/mp3 player which is conveyed to you through light (8 leds, 4 for each eye in some goggles or glasses) and sound. I would like to put something together but I've got more ideas than capability. Check it out if you get a chance. http://www.mindmachines.com/RelaxationSuperstore/Light-Sound-Mind-Catalog/ProteusLightandSoundMachinebyMindplace.html