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Hey everyone,

I'm working on making an affordable true physical voxel 3D display - no glasses, can view 360 degrees around objects - and am hoping to get game designers and game enthusiasts -- such as those who love Voxatron -- interested in the project. These things actualy actually exist, but most people have never seen them outside of hollywood special effects, learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volumetric_display --- Wouldnt' you love to play voxatron in physical 3D with chunky bits you can look around by moving your head instead of just staring at a 2D screen?

My partner has been building these since 1988 for museums and special displays and we are working to get them into hands of regular people to watch volumetric 3D video (voxies) and play voxel based games like Voxatron and Minecraft. Volumetric displays have traditionally been only affordable to medical research, oil drilling companies, and the military at prices from US$30,000 - US$150,000. Imagine a whole arcade setup with games built using the Voxatron engine --- but displayed so you could stand around them like campfire? The Voxelcades are coming! But you can get your own personal VoxieBox in the not too distant future ---

With the VoxieBox we are trying to debut a consumer grade display around the same price point as the MakerBot --- between $1500-$2500. Eventually we'd like to get that down to about $300-600 if we can get a high enough volume of them into production. We've got a number of working prototypes and will be launching a kickstarter.com project soon to show them off and raise money to get them manufactured. We want to get them into the hands of developers such as Lexaloffle and people creating 3D video and games with the Kinect so there will be lots of great things to hack around with and enjoy on these types of displays when they go mainstream.

If you're interested please leave your email at http://voxiebox.com so we can notify you when the kickstarter project is up.

Sean

PS crap, i hope this doesnt feel spammy --- apologies if it does!

P#5104 2011-12-03 22:43 ( Edited 2015-12-02 21:57)

This is quite interesting, but it's a little out of my price range, I'm sure. Nonetheless, +1.

P#5108 2011-12-04 10:56 ( Edited 2011-12-04 15:56)
:: Tom.K

I don't think that would be affordable at all... game is 15$, while this is... way too much...

P#5133 2011-12-06 17:23 ( Edited 2011-12-06 22:23)

If anyone wants to see an video of the latest voxel based 3D display prototype please check out http://bit.ly/voxie-preview

P#7095 2013-03-02 21:36 ( Edited 2013-03-03 02:36)
:: zep

Sean, it's looking rockin. I can't wait to see some Voxatron tests running on it.

P#7148 2013-03-07 18:34 ( Edited 2013-03-07 23:34)

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