November 02, 2005
Materials For Final
I'm still looking into materials. I have requested a sample of mirror-like infrared reflective fabric but haven't had any luck. My other options would be to use a mylar emergency blanket available at sporting goods stores or purchase some fabric that is at least somewhat reflective to give the idea.
Todd helped me break open a laser pointer. The diode compartment is rather large. I don't want something that is going to stick out so much. I would like it to be as flat as possible against the forhead. Online I have come across a couple of Micro Laser Modules. I'm trying to locate a US distributer.
Posted by ges3 at 08:07 PM
With the advent of cheap and powerful new technologies, and the ever-increasing collection of data about our activities and our lives, mass surveillance has become easier than ever.
Unfortunately, the threat of terrorism has prompted many Americans to embrace sharp increases in government surveillance over our private lives. Too many people think we can stop terrorism by monitoring all the hundreds of millions of people who live in America, and by removing the legal safeguards that protect us against government spying.
The rush to surveillance is doubly tragic: not only does it threaten our privacy, but it is likely to sap resources from other, more effective measures that actually would make us safer.
ACLu on Surveillance
The Patriot Act (a call for reform)
Racial Profiling in the Age of Terrorism
Slices of Black Life: Racial Profiling at JCPenney
Schneier's Weblog about Surveillance
How to ZAP a Camera: Using Lasers to Temporarily Neutralize Camera Sensors
Video Camera Detectors on the market
Posted by ges3 at 08:46 PM
November 03, 2005
Revised Sketch for Final Project
My thought is to use conductive ribbon attached to the laser diode module. It would run down the head and neck to a switch on a vest between the shoulder and chest. You would press to activate switch then move had downward to larger pocket housing fabric. Then you would pull the fabric and wrapp it around the head.
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November 17, 2005
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