LuminAR robotic lamp designed by MIT student

by Mark R

Most college dormitories come with a standard lamp that is good for…light, really. These lamps are usually cheaply made to give the college student the minimum of what they need.

If you are MIT student Nathan Linder, you turn your lamp into the LuminAR robotic lamp, which does something more than just shine a light.

Linder attached a pico-projector to his lamp, so he could have a way to project information from his computer. You have to watch the video to see this in action, after the jump.

As you can see, he can simply wave his hand and send a window of information to a certain place on a desk and a wall. So if he wanted to see his video on the left side of his desk, he could do so, and he could probably scroll through his Inbox.

You should watch as Nathan Linder talks about how desktops and laptops are “prisons for pixels”. After all, all the information that you want to have can be projected on a wall or desk.

I would like to see something like this on my desk, honestly. Of course, I might want to have two projectors so I can watch a movie and surf the web at the same time.

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6 reviews or comments

Thomas Braden Says: June 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm

What does “after the jump” mean?

Mike Hanson Says: June 12, 2010 at 9:13 am

I freaking love it!! Where can I buy this?!?

hukiworld Says: June 13, 2010 at 8:01 am

Dude the guy just created that prototype, it’s not in market yet lol! But it is really awesome gadget, he is a real Stark innovative genius. I see this guy creating a real IRONMAN suit one day.

Communication Gadget Concept » Coolest Gadgets Says: June 14, 2010 at 8:01 am

[…] also reminds me of the LuminAR robotic desk lamp that MIT student Nathan Linder created the other day, presumably in his spare […]

MIT Media Lab creates Invisible Mouse » Coolest Gadgets Says: July 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm

[…] about how some MIT students made an interesting projector/computer out of their desklamp called the LuminAR, and it just shows how much MIT creates some of the stuff that I would like to […]

jefe Says: July 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm

that’s freaking cool. I understand how you could have a small computer and projector, but how does he turn the image into a touchscreen? dang.

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