Category: Physical Computing

  • ICAD Kinect Demos….

    On May 17, 2011 Ryersons’ Interactive Computing Applications and Design Group (ICAD) demonstrated their latest projects. The session starts with a demonstration of using Microsoft Kinect hardware to control a computer mouse. Next, the group shows the use of a gestural interface to control Google Earth, followed by a demo of using Kinect to control […]

  • Five minute Augmented Reality via Quartz Composer….

    Great little video on how to setup AR marker recognition under QC. Even has a nice mellow background music :-).

  • Another mind blowing art installation……

    So what happens when an artist combines a 3D gaming engine, the power of blender and processing and a dash of human powered mechanical abomination? :-) Bince McKelvie describes his project: Lb to Sf via bike is an interactive installation/game that documents a bike trip my friend and I took from long beach to san […]

  • Touchless, Gestrual Interface, Powered by Electrostatics

    Great video showing a bizarre and novel way of creating a gesture based interface. You literally touch nothing….Air…..and the interface does the rest. Pretty interesting project. According to Justin Schunick of the team at Northeastern University, the interface uses an array of copper electrodes to sense a certain change in the electric field created by […]

  • Physical Computing fun with RFID, Arduino and a Squeezebox network music player

    If you ever dreamed about a situation where you could just grab a physical representation of the music you want to listen to, say the CD cover, and by placing it on the table have the music automatically played through your stereo, you might want to check out this video. In it you’ll see how Nic […]

  • Free Generative Music Composition Software for OSX….

    Monash University team downunder has done it again. Nodal is their Free (for personal use) generative music software for Mac OSX. It’s a good looking application that I will be taking out for a test drive soon. From the website: Nodal uses a novel method for the notation and playing of MIDI based music. This […]

  • Do you dare trust a machine…..

    The people over at 5VoltCore have put together a PD installation that really tests your courage and trust in machines. The installation sets up a feedback loop between computer, robot and the user. The user is right in assuming that the machine can fail, the machine can fail because the user assumes. Let me explain, […]

  • More Physical Computing Goodies….

    If this is boring you it is not my fault….Here are some more Goodies :-) Abstractmachine is a very cool site owned by Douglas Stanley. Lots of Processing…YUMM :-) and the sister site Adafruit Industries are THE place to hang out if you enjoy hacking/creating things. Limor has some of the coolest interfaces and […]

  • Tons of Controllers, Sensors and Physical Computing stuff

    Okay this is more for me since I keep having to digg this stuff up…..but if any of it is useful to you please help yourself: Tom Igoe’s Resource page has a lot of good links I won’t duplicate. Arduino, the current king of all prototyping platforms. Gumstix, these guys make some of the best […]