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Digital Fireflies

Flyfire

Ever dreamed of a 3D visualization system that doesn’t involve goofy goggles? Researchers at MIT might soon have you covered.

A new project at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab (the same folks who are working on the London Cloud) involves miniature LED-fitted helicopters that can be programmed to rearrange themselves into shapes and images while they hover in front of you. This research endeavor, dubbed Flyfire, is still in its theoretical/planning stage, but until the tiny flying pixels become a reality, you can always watch this really neat video:

[Wired]

One Response to “Digital Fireflies”

  1. […] inventions are the result of happy accidents. Such is the case with the Aqualux 3D, an innovative 3D display technology that came to be when researchers at Carnegie Mellon were attempting to improve the functionality of […]

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