Shaun chose Optoma’s ultra portable LED projector, ML750e. LED projectors use less energy than traditional lamp-based models and the perceived brightness from LED projectors can be twice that of an equivalent lamp-based model.
Weighing just 380g, this ultra mobile HD Ready little projector with 700 LED brightness and WXGA resolution, incorporates a media player, native office viewer, built-in speaker and HDMI connectivity.
Shaun said: “Coming from a working history in club visuals and VJing, I had always had the idea to take characters away from a static projection screen and into the crowd. I’d been waiting for the right technology to give us the combination of power and minimal size of both computer and projector.”
The battery and equipment for the projection is installed in a purpose-designed harness that is worn under clothing – so invisible to the public. Bespoke 3D characters are manipulated and controlled using the hand gesture technology. Making it all fluidly interactive required an efficient mini PC and a custom app integration.
Shaun added: “The ML750e had best ratio of size, weight, lumens and power consumption for our needs. As the unit needs to be powered by battery – it was essential we have the most energy efficient solution.
“I trust Optoma and particularly like the fact they're black so less distracting for the performance. And as Arthur C. Clarke so eloquently put it, ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’."