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Old Oct 30, 2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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iPad FaceTime Halloween Costume Lets You See Right Through Your Body




As noted by Gizmodo, one NASA engineer has used the iPad 2's FaceTime video conferencing feature to his advantage when creating a Halloween costume:
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A very smart dude by the name of Mark Rober figured out that if you strap two iPad 2's to yourself, you can create this incredible, freaky hole effect.
The two video conferenced iPads gives the impression of a gaping hole in the middle of his torso.

Article Link: iPad FaceTime Halloween Costume Lets You See Right Through Your Body
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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Really?
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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God this is great.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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Wow... that's really great.

But I guess he needs a decent WiFi connection to achieve that!
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That's funny.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 11:07 PM   #6
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Geek on! Lol
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Too bad I don't have two iPad 2's :P
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 11:21 PM   #8
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haha, thats pretty awesome.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 11:42 PM   #9
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Or you could just cut a real hole in your body. It'd be a lot cheaper, not to mention more realistic.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 11:57 PM   #10
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"And if the party is sucky there's always Angry Birds"

I Lol'd!
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 12:00 AM   #11
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Hahaha that's great. I'm guessing it might look better in-person, cuz the camera recording the screens makes a lot of glare
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 12:05 AM   #12
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"And if the party is sucky there's always Angry Birds"

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Haha, agreed. That totally made the otherwise kinda boring video worth it. (Cool idea. But the video itself was pretty meh, until the end.)
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No one is bothered that it's not alligned?
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 12:52 AM   #15
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How hard would it be to at least line up the entrance and exit holes?
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sweet, Steve is smiling down on it all!
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 01:54 AM   #17
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You don't have to be a rocket scientist to... no wait, you do. Who has a spare iPad laying around?! lol Clever but, expensive costume.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 03:25 AM   #18
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If the screens were less brighter, it'd make for a pretty realistic "hole."
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 03:28 AM   #19
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Reminds me a lot of this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqNDvHgwOZE
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 03:31 AM   #20
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How hard would it be to at least line up the entrance and exit holes?
But then the illusion wouldn't work as the iPad camera is not in the middle of the iPad - the iPad camera on the rear iPad has to be in the same position as the middle of the screen on the front iPad, so the two iPads have to be offset.
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meh, I thought of this as well but that would involve spending another $500 on a second iPad I don't need or borrowing someone's who probably wouldn't be willing to lend it...
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 05:41 AM   #22
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Good idea but it looks pretty poor in action. Maybe he should have dimmed the screen or used the ambient lighting feature, or used something with an OLED display and fixed 60fps camera? (does such a thing even exist? With a big enough display I mean)
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Reminds me a lot of this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqNDvHgwOZE
Ben must be a PC user whereas this other just strapped a couple iPads to his chest and done. Plus it's 2 way and plays angry birds.
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Now we know how Goldie Hawn did that in Death Becomes Her!
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 11:09 AM   #25
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That is very cool! I would love to try it out. But... there are two things I see wrong with this:

1. You need 2 iPad 2s
2. You need 2 iPads you are willing to get messed up. I guess it would depend on the type of party but I would be a little worried the iPads would get messed up.
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