This project is solving the We Love Data challenge.
- We’re surrounded by data, including data from space: satellite photographs, temperature readings and weather reports, remote sensing results from satellites sent up for environmental monitoring ...
- However, this data isn't fully appreciated by most people.
- We made our own sphere and projected data onto it.
- We situated the projection light at the bottom, and directed the light upward. Its components include a projector fitted with a fish-eye lens to reconstruct the images.
- We made the projection system with using easily acquired goods.
- Cut the paper into strips and pasted them inside the hemisphere.
- Merge these two hemispheres into one sphere.
- Put the sphere, fish-eye lens, and projector together on the tripod.
- We also made an image conversion program. It converts a map image from an equirectangular projection into an image for internal projection onto a sphere. Our tool can transform images only by Drag & Drop.
- This is our Personal Cosmos.
- Personal Cosmos provides beautiful visualizations of data from the earth and from other planets. It's so small and lovely, it's almost a new kind of interior decoration. It connects your small room to the freedom and vastness of space.
- Personal Cosmos can display rates of deforestation, national power consumption and many other measures of our planet's health. It's an aid to more serious consideration of environmental and social problems, and deeper understanding of them.
- Personal Cosmos is also a good resource for children to learn more about the earth and space. Through Personal Cosmos, they'll discover new ways to see the Earth.
Project InformationLicense: Apache License, Version 2.0
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/dengurix2/PersonalCosmos
ResourcesWeb Page - http://personalcosmos.jp/
Demo Page - http://personalcosmos.jp/PersonalCosmos/
Slide - http://www.slideshare.net/TsubasaYumura/personal-cosmos
Discussion - https://www.facebook.com/groups/543569355666577/
blog(in Japanese) - http://yumulog.hatenablog.com/entry/2013/05/06/165338