Magic Lantern

Introduction: Magic Lantern

About: Hi am Aces from kamponya clan my forefathers were craftsmen.

Christiaan Huygens the pioneer of projectors had developed the magic lantern, which used a concave mirror to reflect and direct as much of the light of a lamp as possible through a small sheet of glass on which was the image to be projected, He did not publish nor publicly demonstrate his invention as he thought it was too frivolous and was ashamed about it. The magic lantern became a very popular medium for entertainment and educational purposes in the 18th and 19th century after he had died. With that being said I chose magic lantern as inspiration for my inventive project. Let me introduce you to 360 degree projector what I present here is not the world but the galaxy still a simplified version so it does not become rochet science but even a baby can build one I dwell more on the sophisticated version in my manuscript please see the Demo video.

Magic Lantern is a 360 degrees Table Lamp projector that able to display a complete 360 degrees view of any 3D model, with this simplified version you can create a magnificent Lighting display in a glass like a crystal ball or a galaxy star projection in a room, if you are lucky enough to have access a 360 degree camera(omnidirectional camera) then you can display live 360 degrees images and videos but videos requires some rendering so i dive in deep in my manuscript: Chrystal Clear 360 degrees display which can be used as decoration or for viewing pleasure



1 Reflective paper mirror

2 Cone sphere

3 white partially transparent plastic paper/or just plain white paper

4 Floppy Disk

5. 3V LED

6. assorted ink gel pens

7. transparent duck tape

8. cutter blade knife

9. needle

10. paper glue

Step 1: Step 1: Reflective Mirror Cone

Any cone should be able to reflect light horizontally however, for perfect accuracy please see manuscript. once your cone is defined use the reflective paper mirror and past it with paper glue on the surface of the cone sphere, it's best done by cutting the paper mirror in triangle pieces then over lay each peace on the cone till the hole surface is covered.

Step 2: Step 2: Screen

For the screen i used a partially transparent paper plastic called diffuse diffusion film used in a digital LCD display but standard white paper will work however it's less clear compare to a color filter. Measure the length of the screen in accordance to the cones outer radius by surrounding the cone with the screen till the hole cone is surrounded. Cut out the remainder if there's any or extent it if it falls short by connecting the filter with a transparent duck tape.the height of the screen should be cut according to the the cone.

Step 3: Step 3: Floppy Disk

For this project i tried to project an abstract image so i decided to create the galaxy, it does not look as precisely but you get the picture non the less first open the floppy disc and and remove the circular film,cut out small circular holes to acts as the planets and use the tiny needle to pock poke holes all over the disk to act as the the stars, if you know more about constellations you can always punch your holes according to that.Once your holes are complete use a duck tape and past it over the surface of one side of the disk to act as the transparency then cut out the loss ends , once that is complete you need to color the planets holes by inking the holes ink gel ,any ink gel from color ink gel pens will be adequate enough to project color on the screen.

Step 4: Step 4:Light Source

I used a standard 3V white LED light directed straight at the tip point of the cone and the centre of the c floppy disk. the position of the light source to the tip point of the coin is adjustable by moving the light source closer and further from the tip point to a point where the image is visible on the screen then position it .

Step 5: Conclusion

What you should have now is a mini version of the hole prototype.

however for the full experience of the device with regards to rendering circuit for 3D model or videos (omnidirectional camera), integrating crystal liquid (LCD) display to projecting live imodel and videos ,rendering circuit, law of relection according to the cones sphere and the best practice in taing your own photo for 360 degrees viewing.

Step 6:

I think 360 Degrees holographic display is the future of digital display and i got the solution.With C^2 we will not only innovate the digital display but we will be shifting paradigm from a one sided flat perspective to a complete 360 degrees perception in thus introducing the round table leave more space in the entertainment or the board room for both entertainment and presentation respectively.

What makes the C^2 so cool is it's holographic capability in using laser beam and by and as a result of paralexs one will be inmersed in a virual reality experience eliminating

This project is published under an open innovation model, anyone is welcomed to tinker with it for DIY purposes , I would like to call upon all developers who would collaborate to take the project to new heights.All the part are 3D printable

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