F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

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cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

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Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

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Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




Hyperstereo Seattle

Here are 3 hyperstereo views of Seattle, taken from the observation deck of Smith Tower. These stereo pairs are set up for cross-eyed viewing.

Hyperstereo

Hyperstereograms are image pairs that are made using a larger than human interocular spacing. Huh? You know, the cameras are further apart than your eyes. The effect on a landscape is one of you being a giant.

Cross-Eyed Viewing Method

Some people can’t seem to do it, but practice a bit before you give up. Once you figure it out, the view is pretty stunning. To view the 3D image, cross you eyes until the 2 images converge into a “third” image which will appear in the center. Try to ignore the images in the periphery and concentrate on the center image. Relax your eyes and bring the middle (3D) image into focus. Practice on the small ones before trying the large versions. Keep your head level. If you still have trouble, try moving further away from the monitor.

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Looking West

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Looking Southeast

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Looking North

9 Responses to “Hyperstereo Seattle”


  1. Matthew Says:

    These are great. Are you planning to post a how-to?

  2. Adam Says:

    Pretty neat!
    I found it hard to focus the image with the words amazon.com floating in the background because of the location of the cars are different between the two perspectives.
    But none the less it was pretty cool.

  3. squidtone Says:

    Nice images! The hyper stereo definitely gives the depth some “kick”. Otherwise the far away stuff would be pretty flat.

    I have been doing stereo images with 35mm slides since 2000, but I’ve never tried hyper stereo until a few weeks ago. I didn’t know what distance to separate the cameras so I just guessed. What distance were these done with? Hopefully my guesses will yield nice images like yours.

    Great website! I love the layout.

  4. Mcewan Says:

    The images are wonderful! Because I do not have the optic nerve that is required for depth perception, the only time I see the world in 3-D is with methods like this. I am loving these images. I hope you will post more.

  5. Steve Says:

    Thanks!

    Squidtone – These pairs were made at about a 40 ft. separation. Taken from the 35th floor of a building.

    steve

  6. Willi Says:

    These are pretty cool. I finally got them to work for me ;)

  7. Kate Says:

    These are awesome! I had to work and work to get my eyes to cross right, but finally managed it. Thank you!

  8. betterthanhuman Says:

    These are sweet! I think I’ll try to make my own.

  9. sambeau Says:

    I think the last one (looking north) might be the wrong way round.
    Or maybe I was crossing my eyes the wrong way!
    %-D