Stretch goals, brain-controlled cubes, & the inevitable meme
Wonderful Backers Would-be and Are!
I hope you're sitting down, because you are about to see something that may blow the socks right off your feet. And yes, I know you're wearing shoes.
STRETCH GOAL #1: ACCELEROMETERS
If this crazy train Kickstarter reaches the thin-air heights of $138,000 pledged, we will add a 3-axis accelerometer to EVERY SINGLE L3D CUBE WE SHIP.
Imagine, with an accelerometer in your cube, you could have: cube snow globes!, real-3D Marble Madness!, and joy-beyond-wide-eyed joy like you see in the animated gif above.
So spread the word far and wide so we can LEVEL-UP the interactivity of everyone's Cube!
Our friends at FabCafe Tokyo and the Driving PLEN team have been experimenting with a prototype cube and recently showed it off at the Engadget Festival in Japan - being controlled by a guy's brain. Yes, you read that right - the graphics seen in the cube in this picture are being controlled by a NeuroSky MindWave headset:
Has everyone seen the trailer to Star Wars Episode VII? Well, the Internet has completely ignored the fact that 1. all the original actors from the original Star Wars trilogy will be in this new Episode, 2. that includes the guy in the Wookie suit, and 3. the Millennium Falcon shows up in the trailer, and I just can't have a reasonable conversation with anyone who doesn't leap up and yell "YES, THANK YOU SCI-FI GODS, YES!" when seeing that.
Ok, so, the Internet focused instead on the new lightsaber in the trailer. By making fun of it.
And in truth, it is pretty funny. Gillette blade-style.
Then this recently showed up on a Hackaday comment board:
Straw poll: better than this cat meme, or much better?
Thanks to all for helping the L3D Cube become reality in a big way. The project is at 210% of goal in just a few short days - and the future feels like it's getting closer with each new backer joining the first volumetric display community.
Now let's blow this thing into space! THANK YOU!
To the future!
-Shawn, Alex, & the Looking Glass team