PaperID

Paper Trails Are Getting Bigger

 

 

Sit back and think of all the times you pulled out a piece of paper to write something down. Hundreds? Thousands? To many to count? All those times you worked through high school math problems or when you needed to print your research paper in college. We all have a close connection in some way to that white 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper.

But in all that time using those sheets of paper. Most people never thought that something so simple and complex when you need it to be could become better or even more adaptable.


Maybe It Can


Advanced research from 3 labs, University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research which is one of the leading research labs in the country. Have come up with a way to update sheets of paper into tools that could revolutionize different types industries.

PaperID is something of true genius. Using common paper and a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag you can do some amazing things.

 

Wave your hand  or swipe

Touch it with your finger  or cover it

Free air tag motion

Use of a slider  or knob

All of these movements can be programmed into a  RFID tag that is placed on a sheet of paper. Then with a bit of programming magic you can do wonders with this technology.

This technique can be used on other mediums besides paper to enable gesture-based sensing capabilities. The researchers chose to demonstrate on paper in part because it’s ubiquitous, flexible and recyclable, fitting the intended goal of creating simple, cost-effective interfaces that can be made quickly on demand for small tasks. "Michelle Ma - Link

A Technique For Drawing Functional Battery Free Wireless Interfaces on Paper [PDF]

Disney Research Pittsburg Article Link

Washington University  Article Link

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Hyper Reality

It’s Time To Break The Boundaries of 3D

 

With advances in the realm of perspective. We have come to point where no one wants to live in our modern day reality.  So where does that take us? There have been attempts to try to build augmentation into modern concepts, such as the in-famous Google Glass headsets. With Googles attempt to crack the barrier of 3D they formed a headset that people didn’t know what to think of. Messages popping up in front of your face even though they aren’t really there and no one else can see them but you. Or the ability to take a picture of what you see without having to pull out your phone. Everyone tried to adapt this, but no one really could except the ability to enhance daily live.

Where Does That Leave Us?


Bigger – Bulky – Maybe Better

 

Is it unrealistic to say that everyone wants something that can’t  have? Yet, what if we had the ability to give you everything you wished for and more then you could imagine. But theres a catch, you don’t own any of it and once your done with it. It all goes away…

Would you take part? 

 

Virtual Reality Headsets

To take part in this new craze is pretty simple:

• Get a smart phone thats VR adaptable

Samsung – LG – Apple – HTC – Sony – Huawei

• Pick up a VR headset from the local electronics store

Oculus Rift – HTC Vive – Playstation VR – Sulon Q – Samsung VR

Now what? Download an app. With many to choose from

ARTE360 VR – Caaaaardboard! – Fulldive VR – VRSE – Youtube

Now your ready to embrace the experience thousands are flocking to on a Friday night instead of going out into to REAILTY!


More To Embrace In This World

Now if your like most  technology enthusiast you want to know more. Believe me for this new tech there is way more and its awesome. Ever heard of 5D? No, well if you have scroll down and watch the video below. If not keep reading, you’ll want to trust me…

5D (Fifth dimension) is not a new term, but it is new to the consumer. What it entail’s is the 3D reality we live in plus 2 more variables in play. Now in the space time theory 5D takes on a completely different meaning then what 5D in VR means.

Real Theory – 3 are spatial – 4th is time – 5th is the universe itself

VR Headsets – 3 are spatial – 4th and 5th are the element enhancers

Such as: Movements, vibrations, ticklers, changes of temperature, bubbles, scents, air and water blasts etc…

What does this all have to do with the VR Headsets?

Companies have started to embrace the movement and already have greased the wheels to get ahead of the game. A company in Utah known as The Void has already started by taking 5D environments seriously. Take a look…

This environment would be pretty crazy for a first time viewer. But very eventful. Might be worth a trip to Utah.

Tech Insider – “Is better than anyone imagined”


Other Environments

 

Virtual Reality Frisbee by CCP Project Arena (Eve Fanfest)

 

Hyper Reality

is an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies

With this now a possibility for users to be engulfed in their fake environment. One could be victimized by what one does not realize is around them. Nor can they distinguish whether to act on 3D reality or their more advanced reality. Where does the line get crossed? and when will we all have to be a part of this new reality?

This is an interpretation of what it would possibly be like in the         future. Kickstarter

Keichi Mutsuda – Hyper Reality: A New Vision of The Future

 

 

Design Your Future

Depending on who you are or what walk of life you come from. We all seem to have a passion for something far greater then us.  

Whether its engineering, designing, fabrication the list goes on and on. We tend to fall in line with the ideas that interest us the most. Yet with large corporations gobbling up every industry idea and tool that they can get their hands on at the patient office. How do we as small level entrepreneurs build something without the tools we need or the large amount of money to back us.

 


 Today: Might Be The Day We Can Change That

If you haven’t heard about 3D Printing 🁪 yet you might want to look into one of the hottest new technologies to hit the market in this century. If you have, I might have found the next big thing for the small level entrepreneur. OLO jump started by Kickstarter

This resin based printer works from your smartphone and is as easy as designing with your finger tips. 

"THANKS TO OUR 16,180 BACKERS who have helped OLO break the record for most preordered 3D printers in Kickstarter history" - OLO

 

 

Modernization of Solar

“What if one day everywhere around you there was solar energy being generated simuanitously as you and everyone around you used it.”

 

With the advancements in solar technology there are a lot of new types of designs coming into use. Types like monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, thin film silicon, solar thermal which require heat instead of light, and the most common your use to seeing photovoltaic solar cells. The list goes on and on LIST OF SOLAR CELL TYPES. Yet with recent advancements in these fields. Professor Lunt at Michigan State University working on the TLSC project has come up with a new type that seems to push the boundaries of the industry, but still uses the same technics that the energy industry uses today.

 

Transparent Solar Cells

Transparent Solar Cells

Now I know that might not seem like a revolutionary idea when you first here it. Yet when you start to think about everything that has transparent glass on it that we use in our daily lives. The implementation possibilities just seem to be endless.

Heres a couple common examples of applications:

Car windows

Cell phone screens

Skyscraper windows

Residential windows

Airplanes


Take a look a how this new technology works 

 


If your more interested in other types of solar cells. Here are some articles to help explain this new industry that we might rely on every single day in the future

Solar Panels 101

Which Solar Panel Type is Best? 

Types of Solar Panels

Solar Power Applications

MIT – Transparent Solar Cells


Here is Professor Lunt view of his technology

Digital Trends Video

Last Edit: 2/20/2017