The following section lists a few subjects containing stereo images
that you can
view in your favorite format using a neat 3D applet
courtesy of Andreas
Enhanced Stereo Viewer
Recently I have become addicted to the sport of radio-controlled combat
slope gliders. Here's an example video of
the sort of thing we do.
We fly these nearly indestructible flying wing design gliders in ridge
lift and attempt to crash them in mid-air and put the other gliders
down while flying away unscathed. It is incredibly fun but surprisingly
difficult to make the planes hit even when everyone is cooperating. The
problem is that binocular depth perception is normally only effective
at distances up to about 30 feet whereas glider combat tends to happen
in the 100 to 200 foot range. To rectify this problem I am attempting
to design and build a head mounted system of mirrors that increases the
effective distance in which the pilot's binocular depth perception is
still effective. Here are a couple photos of the first version of my
device which worked surprisingly well.
Two pairs of lightweight plastic mirrors are mounted to a pair of
Notice how you can see that his eyes can be seen just beyond the sides
of his head, roughly tripling his intra-ocular distance.
The goggles give excellent increased depth perception up to 100 feet or
more but also give surprisingly comfortable close-up views. Of course
no one with any dignity would allow themselves to be photographed, let
alone seen, wearing such a contraption which is why I took these shots
of some friends. Note how I cleverly inserted myself into the
Click the following link for to see an applet I created to help design enhanced stereo viewing devices.