Category Archives: Personal

Hacking (virtual) Reality

This weekend I hacked a version of the Oculus Rift stereoscopic 3D headmounted displays using household items.

The main technique was from Andrew Noske.

But not following the instructions, I made it out of lightweight card stock and used an $8 3 pack of 3+ reading glasses, and a bit of velcro on a nylon strap (which holds the weight of the iPhone or Android from the brim of your favorite baseball cap).

The pictures only show 2 pair of glasses, but I added the third to fine tune the focus. Unlike Google Cardboard, this has a full screen field-of-view (Google’s is only a small circle in the center of the square left/right halves).

BTW – Some of the free Hasbro My3D games work great (sensing head motion and use the holes in the bottom for iPhone to control the buttons).

If you’re wanting hands free utility, the baseball cap as a head strap works better to accommodate the weight of the phone (which is a bit further out from Cardboard’s shorter/smaller focal length). Without this, it is a bit heavy on the bridge of the nose and pulls away from the eye-glass ear grips.

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Avengers Tesseract Cosmic Cube

I finally got around to watching the Avengers movie and noticed that the Tesseract Cosmic Cube looked much like the hyper-dimensional projections that I make with laser etched optical crystal.

The blue light is projected from a multi-colored LED base.

While I do have tesseract projections, the E8 projection on my home page seems most similar. Here are a few blue crystal photos I’ve taken that are also similar.







Announcing the AI party!

I am officially announcing a new political party for America! It is the AI party. No, this is not about Artificial Intelligence, but that would be a really cool idea.

This is the Anti-Incumbency party. I am really tired of the crap that the public puts up with due to the legacy of corruption and collusion in the name of consensus building.

Yes, the Tea-Party intended to address this with a different point-of-view (POV), but this splits the conservative base and leaves the liberals cold. Yet, Obama alienates the liberals with a schizophrenic agenda that doesn’t even hold true to his original campaign of hope and change.

So this new party will steadfastly vote against ANY incumbent for 6 years. This will flush the system of all the corrupt bureaucrats (and a few good ones). The good ones are collateral damage in a war against a system of government that has become too accustomed to professional politics.

It is time for all of them to go. Yes, some power is lost- but so is the corruption and inept consensus building with pork and back scratching.

Please join me in the AI party. Vote for ANY party except the incumbent. The AI party.

Connecting the Octonion Fano Plane to the Atomic Elements

There are 28 octonion Fano plane triangles that correspond directly to the 28 Trott quartic curve bitangents. These bitangents are directly related to the Legendre functions used in the Shroedinger spherical harmonic electron orbital probability densities. Shown below is a graphic of these overlaid onto the n=5, l=2, m=1 element, which is assigned to gold (Au). When using an algorithm based on the E8 positive algebra root assignments, the “flipped” Fano plane has E8 algebra root number 79 (the atomic number of Au) and split real even group number of 228 (in Clifford/Pascal triangle order). For more information, please see the complete list of integrated Fano indices here with full explanation of the layout here.