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A project log for Color Compass

Providing humans a sense of magnetoception through our visual field.

Andy OliverAndy Oliver 08/16/2018 at 02:030 Comments

I've been putting up a little bit of stuff here to get the project page filled out, so now I guess it's time to talk about it.

Some time ago I was on a kick tossing around ideas for using color to communicate information. At around the same time, I got a few Kidrobot Munnys and was trying to figure out what to do with them. (The one in this project is a Raffy, for all you pedants out there.) Also at the same time, more or less, I read an article or two about how pigeons might see magnetic fields. And last but not least, I remember thinking about white balance on cameras and the way our minds seem to use color information to tell what time it is (or really where the sun is).

So, I managed to somehow squeeze all that into one project.

And that's the history, pretty much. Now that we're up to speed, my next posts will be about this specific project, what we're doing now, and where we'll go next.