invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology

invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology

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Second-Generation Invisibility Shields launching on Kickstarter

 

Following the successful development of functional invisibility shields in 2022, UK-based Invisibility Shield Co. has launched its second-generation invisibility shields on Kickstarter. Among the products is the ‘Megashield,’ claiming to be the largest shield ever created.

 

Over four years, the team focused on refining optical technologies to render people and objects invisible in broad daylight. The new shields prioritize convenience, featuring a compact design that collapses to 1/30th of their assembled size, facilitating easy transport. Available in three sizes – ‘Mini’ at 8 inches tall, ‘Full size’ at 3 feet tall, and ‘Megashield’ standing over 6 feet tall – the latter can conceal multiple individuals standing side by side. The larger models boast ergonomic handles for easy carrying and are freestanding, providing versatility in usage. Furthermore, each unit is fully waterproof, battery-free, and constructed from 100% recyclable materials.

invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology
all images courtesy of Invisibility Shield Co.

 

 

new shields use large precision-engineered lens arrays

 

The team achieved its goal of bringing fictional superpowers to reality through ultra-large precision-engineered lens arrays. These arrays, forming the shield’s face, redirect light bouncing off the person behind the shield away from the observer, rendering them invisible. The lenses’ configuration causes background light from either side of the shield to spread over its face and be directed towards the observer, effectively cloaking what is behind it.

 

Designer Tristan Thompson emphasized the team’s motivation, stating, ‘The possibilities are endless, but most importantly, these shields are great fun. They’re fun to play around with and exciting for us to make. We wanted to see how far we could push this technology. A real working invisibility shield that you can just roll up and sling over your shoulder? Two years ago, nobody thought anyone could do that.’

 

The second-generation invisibility shields are available for pre-order on Kickstarter for 60 days, with backers receiving priority in receiving the new shields. Prices start at around $69.

invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology
UK-based Invisibility Shield Co. unveils second-generation invisibility shields on Kickstarter

invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology
over four years, the team refined optical technologies for broad daylight invisibility

invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology
meet the ‘Megashield,’ claimed to be the largest invisibility shield ever created

 

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larger models feature ergonomic handles and are freestanding for versatile usage

invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology
each unit is fully waterproof, battery-free, and made from 100% recyclable materials

invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology
available in three sizes: ‘Mini,’ ‘Full size,’ and the towering ‘Megashield’

invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology
ultra-large precision-engineered lens arrays redirect light, rendering individuals behind the shield invisible

invisibility shield 2.0 hides people in plain sight using next generation cloaking technology
lenses’ configuration effectively cloaks what’s behind the shield

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the second-gen shields are available for pre-order on Kickstarter

 

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project info:

 

name: Invisibility Shield 2.0

designer: invisibility shield co. – Tristan Thompson | @invisibility_shield_co

full listing: here

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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