Chilean 3D Monsters Will Soon Walk the Earth
Considering its technical requirements, 3D printing has always been exclusive to adults. Some developers, indeed, have created 3D printing pen to facilitate children but the experience is hardly similar. A team of developers based in Chile that call themselves Thinker Things aims to remake that fact. They develop a special headset which allows children to create real 3D objects simply by thinking.
Dubbed as Emotiv Epoc neuroheadset, the device is capable of reading abstract and random patterns – which they call as genetic seed – generated by the wearer’s brain. Such seed is then used to define the whole physical appearance of the objects. This is where things get really interesting.
Since the derivation process from an abstract genetic seed to a complete object is completely dependent on the user’s emotion and creativity, the resulting objects will never be the same from one kid to another. This is just like if you ask them to draw a flesh-eating dinosaur, then they will come right back to you with amazingly diverse images.
Thinker Things has launched a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo but it seem that they fail to reach the funding goal. Still, in case you’re curious about the project, tap on the video below!
Overall, the whole idea sounds too good to be true. Probably, that’s the reason why it fails. However, if you look at the composition of the team which includes Bryan Salt – a leading figure in the development team for ARM 9 chipset, you’ll soon know that these people are not daydreaming. And speaking of the results, they have successfully created a 3D object using the said headset. Any thoughts on this, guys?