00:41:48  <mikolalysenko>kind of want to build my own hmd now
00:43:01  <noffle>mikolalysenko: will you be at makerland?
00:43:05  <mikolalysenko>yes
00:43:10  <noffle>yay
00:43:30  <noffle>how are you getting there/back?
00:44:31  <mikolalysenko>going to fly to portland then get a ride down somehow
00:44:47  <mikolalysenko>will be heading there directly from philly
00:51:10  <substack>mikolalysenko: I started doing spec work on where to aquire the parts
00:52:02  <substack>there is a german company with a US office in san diego that makes liquid crystal on silicon components
00:52:15  <substack>but you have to email their sales people, they don't list prices
00:52:37  <substack>lcos is nice because you can make augmented see-through displays
00:52:55  <substack>same design that the google glass had
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01:20:04  <substack>mikolalysenko: https://techcrunch.com/2013/07/22/google-takes-6-3-stake-in-google-glass-tech-supplier-himax-display-as-it-preps-to-ramp-up-production/
01:47:33  <substack>here is their lcos line http://www.himax.com.tw/products/microdisplay-products/
01:48:18  <substack>the company in germany/san diego is called holoeye
01:48:29  <substack>they have a similar line of lcos products
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15:56:32  <mikolalysenko>can you buy from them directly?
16:40:25  <substack>not sure, probably not
16:40:50  <substack>well maybe but you've usually got to email these people and they deal in high volumes from what I can tell
16:43:21  <substack>it's easy to find lcos drivers on aliexpress but I haven't found any of the lcos components themselves
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18:44:02  <substack>mikolalysenko: hmd protip: an elastic band behind is much more comfortable than without
18:44:13  <substack>too much downward pressure on the nose otherwise
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22:01:13  <mikolalysenko>could try a goggle form factor
22:02:11  <mikolalysenko>I wonder if they have a warehouse in san diego where you can grab the parts directly
22:11:23  <mappum>have you guys seen this? http://gpuofthebrain.com/blog/2016/7/22/how-magic-leap-will-work if this is how it really works then it's going to be super cool
22:16:56  <mikolalysenko>yeah! photonic circuits! it's the future
22:17:37  <mikolalysenko>that scanning technique is a really cool idea
22:24:45  <mappum>magic leap has already raised $1.6B for that, i think it's going to be a big deal
22:25:19  <mappum>every investor they demo it to throws tons of money at them
22:41:03  <substack>using the hmd from a truck in motion
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