Jason McDowall asked me to be one of his first interviews for his new “The AR Show Podcast.” Jason asked many excellent questions covering my history in the electronics industry in part 1. In the upcoming part 2 of the interview, we will get into more direct discussions of AR including Magic Leap.
Jason has a B.S. and MS. Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, co-found three companies and worked as the director/VP/Head of Product at a couple of others. He is actively involved with an AR related startup that is currently in stealth mode. In between, he got his MBA and served in the U.S. Airforce. So he is not just some fan of AR, he understands technology.
If you are interested in AR, I think you will find this podcast interesting. I would recommend checking it out the show, and if you like it, it would help to subscribe, rate and review.
Below are some links to The AR Show Podcast:
Teaser – AR Camera-Man-Stand
I have been busy with some consulting and working on an article series I plan on calling “The Magic Leap Experience.” I will be reporting and demonstrating what is is like to wear the Magic Leap headset. I have made a 3-D printed model of the Magic Leap One “view simulator” based on the patent drawing and videos. The model lens barrels that give the same view of the real-world as the Magic Leap One with darkening lenses that block about the same amount of light.
It turns out it can be tricky to get a “through the lens” view of an AR headset. To do it well you need all the controls of the DLSR camera and interchangeable lenses. A standard, Digital SLR or even most of the mirrorless DSLR-like cameras are too big to fit unless you can rip the headset apart which often is not possible. I found that a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) would just fit with the camera turned sideways.
I 3-D printed a camera stand complete with nose, ears and the back of the head in anatomically correct positions and design to hold the camera so the stand could wear the headset. Below is my AR Camera-Man-Stand wearing the Magic Leap One view simulator.