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What, No Secret Decoder?!: A Projector Ring

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The Portrait Projecting Ring was designed by Luke Jerram for his wife Shelina. It's a ring that can project the image from an interchangeable slide in the band when a light is shined through. Wow Luke, thanks for making the rest of us look like a bunch of unromantic asshats. Jerk.

In a darkened room, light from a candle or LED passes through the ring to project a series of portraits. A selection of miniature slides were made of different family portraits and inserted into the edge of the ring for projection.


"The ring was my first prototype and was made by hacking apart disposal cameras to find the right lens I needed. Sadly, after we got married, in the middle of the night our house was broken into. As well as stealing my car, jacket, DVD player, even my glasses, the thief came into my bedroom and stole my wife's jewellery box (whilst we were sleeping there!) So the ring has gone! We found the empty jewellery box chucked in a bin down the road.

Damn yeah I stole the ring! NOBODY OUT-ROMANTICIZES THE GW! Just sayin', one time I did get a Beanie Baby for my girlfriend on Valentines. Didn't I, honey? HONEY?! Oh, right -- she left. Ten years ago.

Luke's Website

Thanks to Erin and dropkick, who actually drew up blueprints for a projector necklace years ago but Tiffany & Co. bought up the patent and buried it.

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