See it in Action:
It's not a globe but it is something you have never seen! Caught up in the pandemic has left us with lots of spare time and we started wondering what a plasma based infinity mirror might look like. After several months experimenting (playing around) we settled on a triangular design that incorporates 2 plasma plates and 3 two-way mirrors.
As you will see by viewing the accompanying pictures the we have created the world's first Infinity Plasma Portals and they can be displayed several different ways. Although the display is brighter than a globe's effects, the mirrored panels reflect ambient light so well that reflections outside of the device are a major distraction. Two-way mirrors are all the rage on police shows where they are used to hide viewers that watch interrogations. As you will recall the viewers are on the dark side of the mirror and the same needs to be true for optimal viewing of a Plasma Portal.
For starters we have made one each of 4 different color combinations and we have materials to make about 10 all-together. This will allow us to see if there is any interest from our customers without making a major commitment. For now, they are being hand made in our small shop here in Vancouver. We have limited tools and I have to admit that our level of finish does not match up with our furniture grade wood globe bases at least not in bright light. Turn off the lights and the Portal effects more than match the globes!
Originally, we planned on having the effects run continuously as they are very beautiful and just changing your vantage point gives you a whole different viewing experience. After reviewing them to a handful of customers, one asked if they are interactive. No, they are not interactive like a globe will react to your hand but they could react to sound. We decided to reconfigure the frame, add microphones and see what happened when we played a song.
We were blown away! The very first song was picked at random and happened to be a Mozart classic reworked by the Trans Siberian Orchestra into the “Queen of Winter Night”. After seeing the Plasma Portal’s response to that song our experimenting (playing) really took off. Long story short, we fired up a number of favorite songs from different genres and you can see the results in the accompanying videos.
The Plasma Portals can now be configured by the user to play continuously or to be sound reactive. We are also including a high quality Bluetooth speaker that has amazing full sound for its size. The speaker placement and volume can be changed to create different effects from the Plasma Portals. Make sure you turn on the sound for the videos demonstrating the sound option. What you are hearing is the included Bluetooth portable speaker.