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Transparent Projections

Transparent Projections

With the right lens curvature, it’s possible to project an image that’s not visible until light shines through it. Science educator Steve Mould explains the optical and mathematical properties of these uniquely engineered lenses. A similar effect can be created with mirrors and reflected light. Rayform specializes in the technique.

Finalmouse Centerpiece Keyboard

Finalmouse Centerpiece Keyboard

Performance gaming accessory maker Finalmouse is teasing a visually stunning keyboard. The Centerpiece has a screen behind its see-through keys, and can display interactive skins which change with each keypress. It has custom Gateron mechanical switches and an on-board CPU/GPU. Drops in early 2023 for $349.

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Mojo68 See-Through Keyboard

Mojo68 See-Through Keyboard

This unique mechanical keyboard has a transparent case in one of six shades. It’s fully customizable with five types of switches and three keycap profiles. It has programmable RGB backlighting, hot-swappable switches, and it supports 2.4GHz, Bluetooth, and USB connections. A matching numeric keyboard is available.

Le StandUp Transparent Paddleboard

Le StandUp Transparent Paddleboard

Loeva is showing off their design for a standup paddleboard that lets you see through to the water below your feet. It’s made using a crystal clear material for its middle, wrapped in a lightweight carbon frame. Integral LED lighting provides illumination to a depth of up to 15 meters (49 feet) in clear water.

See-Through V8 Engine

See-Through V8 Engine

While stuck at home with some free time on his hands, car enthusiast Brian King aka AWDcutlass decided to rebuild a full-size GM LS V8 engine inside of a transparent acrylic shell. It’s pretty wild to see all the parts moving inside of it, and it looks especially awesome when he turns on the LED lighting. See Part 1 of the build here.

Aqua Deck Invisible Playing Cards

Aqua Deck Invisible Playing Cards

MakePlayingCards is showing off a truly unique deck of cards that you can see through. The waterproof plastic cards feature a high-gloss transparent print that produce an embossed effect. Since you can see their values through their backs, you wouldn’t want to play poker with them, but they’re beautiful for cardistry.

Invisible Rube Goldberg Machine

Invisible Rube Goldberg Machine

When you place clear glass into certain kinds of oil, it can eliminate refraction and reflections, making it appear invisible. A few years back scientists from Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science decided to build a Rube Goldberg machine that takes advantage of this illusion, complete with invisible steps and ramps.

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