Awesome Mod Adds 3D Animated Imaging to Viewmaster Toy

I was never jealous of my friends who had those Viewmaster slide-viewer toys when I was a kid—they just seemed kinda boring, but I would have been jealous if the toy was as clever as this mod. This guy's taken the toy and added an Arduino-driven display unit, accelerometers and a Bluetooth connection to a PC so that it generates animated color-based chromadepth 3D imagery. There's even push-button control of the imagery, which reacts when you shake it. Waaaaay better than clicking through boring 20 3D-ish static cartoon frames, though the psychological effects its psychedelicness may cause hasn't been tested. [MickeyMann via Makezine]

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I guess it could have some application someplace, but I still prefer the classic, especially the outer space ones. They were, and are, max cool. I used to slide the disc in and catch it between frames and advance it so I had split screen in 3D. (Do not do this at home kiddies, its a one way ticket to a really nasty headache.)