Aug 30, 2007

Idea Book supplemental information


In anticipation of the Idea Book's release, I would like to point you to a couple of resources I've created for the robot I designed for the book.


My robot is called 3DPhotoBot and it will allow you to create 3D images using a single digital camera (a standard film camera will work, but requires the extra steps of developing the images, including one in reverse).


I'm making available a tutorial on how to use the robot in both Flash and QuickTime formats. Just download the one you want and double-click it to run. Both are zipped files and are less than 2.5MB in size.


When the book is released, I would like to ask a favor from those who choose to build the robot - if you've got a 3D image that you're extremely proud of, please send me either the Left and Right images OR the red/blue anaglyph image (see the tutorial for an explanation). I'm going to have a webpage created where we can share and display these 3D images.






(The tutorials are identical, so just pick the one that works best for you.)


Jim

5 comments:

Rick Rhodes said...

For those who are planning to buy the book, I highly recommend that you download Jim's tutorial about the 3D Robot.

I just looked at the QT version, and it's clear, easy-to-follow, and step-by-step.

Jim gives the same instructions in the book. They're just in a different format in the Flash video.

Rick

Anonymous said...

"The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Idea Book"
is not on pre-order any more at amazon.com. Heres the link.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1593271506/ref=s9_asin_title_1-1966_p/104-8368273-8338338?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=06CP5WAY1QF76THXR7H5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=278240301&pf_rd_i=507846

Anonymous said...

I tried to order the Idea Book at Amazon today and was told it would be 2-4weeks still.

Brian Davis said...

I'll have to contribute to this as well - I already have some subjects in mind, actually, but I'll end up submiting two pictures. The red-blue technique is intersting, but depends on having special glasses... and I'm one of those folks who can generally fuse the images manually (without glasses or screens).

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Brian Davis

Rick Rhodes said...

There's a chapter excerpt of the Scanbot here:

www.nostarch.com

Click on the book's title under the "Coming Soon" section.

Rick

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