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@raschemmel: LOL, yes I mean a color organ. Sorry for my bad english.

@Lakes: Nice memories. Brings me to the idea to have the matrix inside a cube and the other 8 sides as semitransparent mirrors...
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Isn't there an flat panel  quasi-transparent electroluminescent material that changes colors when an electric current is applied ?
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Yes, it's called TFT. Just without the backlight. Then all sides would be kind of transparent.

Imagine that with moving content:

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Kickstarter project?
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Are you experienced in marketing?

...and prototype first.

P.S. I build such infinity mirror stuff already...it's incredibly difficult to get the mirrors 100% parallel - you see everything - 2 mirrors facing each other don't know any mercy...
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I'm an Electronics Engineering Technician with a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology (BSEET) from DeVry Institute.
I couldn't Market my way out of a paper bag...LOL  smiley-lol
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Well, I came up with some products already, my latest one is myself  smiley-wink

http://www.stefan-petrick.de/wordpress_beta/

So i know, that it's a hard job when you don't have it really in your blood...

But good to know, that from the technical perspective we're save - I studied engineering of combustion engines.

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Today I wrote some caleidoscope functions.

But I'm looking for more patterns.

Do you have an idea for an effect? Please tell me!
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Sure. It's one everyone has seen in the movies. It's called a WORM-HOLE ! (BattleStar Gallactica, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, etc.)
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Hi raschemmel, I hope you do not mean the 3D effect like that one:


I've no clue yet how to abstract that. And I see (flickering) problems coming when mapping that down into a small 16x16 matrix.

Or are you talking about a starfield effect?

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THE FIRST ONE. THE WORM-HOLE.
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I'll try it.
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Caleidoscope - no fancy emitters yet (only some wave functions) - just a proof of concept so far...





...just in case someone is interested in the code: http://pastebin.com/5fmCZs3B

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...one single line emitter connecting two 2dimensional Lissajous points with a little aftereffects...
Because of reasons beyond my understanding and control (using Ubuntu + IDE1.0 with a Mega2560) i didn't get the noise function working - so i had to play a bit more with merged sine waves based on different frequencies and phases in order to create a kind of "persistent natural appearing" blob with a high framerate.

https://plus.google.com/photos/115124694226931502095/albums/6023751710351818673/6023751712632926226?sqi=109127054924227823508&sqsi=f932cd25-77bc-4f5d-ba7a-1917d4b9f9ac&pid=6023751712632926226&oid=115124694226931502095
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That went right over my head but it looks cool !
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