We’ve all seen infinity mirrors. Even Mr. Spock had one in the Star Trek movies. Usually, these aren’t very large and hang on the wall. [QuackMasterDan] decided (after watching another movie, Interstellar) to try making a desk using the same idea. We aren’t sure it will make you more productive, but if you want to up your office cool factor, consider building his tesseract infinity desk. In fact, we imagine it would be pretty distracting. Sure to be a conversation starter, though.
Unlike a regular two-plate infinity mirror, [Dan’s] desk has six plates. He used metal for the structural parts of the desk and the top is a sandwich of an acrylic mirror and a large piece of half-inch tempered glass (available–unsurprisingly–on Amazon). There’s also privacy film to make the glass into a one-way mirror. He also includes instructions on how to make a wood version, too. You can see the desk in a video, below.
The real story here is mechanical and artistic. The electronics are nothing more than strip LED lighting and a common controller. We though a custom controller that could modulate and control the lights from the computer might be fun. Your desk could blink when an important e-mail arrives. Or maybe let the desk change color and intensity based on your CPU temperature.
The video also shows a fast-motion sequence of the build, which doesn’t look too hard until you try it in your garage, of course. We’ve seen some movie-inspired LED builds before, but this desk is probably the largest. Speaking of movie-inspired desks, though, we remember one inspired by Minority Report.