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MIT showcases impressive dynamic shape display technology

By Shawn Knight
Nov 14, 2013
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  1. The creative minds at MIT have come up with a dynamic shape display capable of physically changing its shape to render 3D content. It’s called inFORM and it consists of a large surface with a series of pins, actuators and...

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,919   +685

    That... Is incredibly cool!
     
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  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    For a bit there, it almost looked like an alpha preview for a new OS interface. (1:45)
    Or, at least the interface to a puzzle game!
     
  4. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    Amazing!!! :D
     
  5. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    Looks really nice. Now make it smaller and sell it as a gadget xD
     
  6. GunsAblazin

    GunsAblazin TS Rookie Posts: 75

    Was thinking of getting it for my daughter 'till I saw the full setup, lol
     
  7. Wow!!! blown away
    that is so futuristic
    its amazing to see those pins moving so fast and accurate
    now just make those pins 10 times smaller and 10 times many of them
    so everything will be more accurate and you could shape a human hand perfectly and all kind of objects
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,051

    Yeah. When it becomes much smaller, more refined & portable I'd like to use it on my face while pulling a bank heist.
     
  9. Reminded me of the movie 'The Wolverine' :)
     
  10. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    Uhm.. meh?

    It's the same as the VR stuff they did a few months back with the kinect but instead of that its just pins. It's completely limited to 2D plane and I'm trying really hard to see a practical implementation but I can't.
     
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Think about using this to teach your kids algebra/geometry/trig/calc, visualizing spreadsheets and charts... etc. This will be awesome once it's miniaturized.
     

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