The PicoP forms images by mixing pulses of red, green and blue laser light and bouncing them off a vibrating, pinhead-size mirror that fills the screen one pixel at a time. To create standard-definition video, the projector draws 24.4 million pixels per second.
In a well-lit room, the PicoP is bright enough to display images up to about 8 by 10 inches. In the dark, it can fill a 100-inch screen. Yet the projector itself is about the size of a stack of three camera memory cards (0.26 by 0.79 by 1.57 inches). At first, it will be bundled with a battery inside an iPod-size device, currently called the SHOW, that several companies plan to sell before the end of the year. By next year, Microvision expects the projector to be built directly into phones, the way cameras are today.
Read updated information on Microvision's projectors here.
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