Multi-touch surfaces have taken on a reputation of being the interface technology of the future. We already use it on the small scale in our phones, tablets and even some desktop machines, but what about big screens? Based on my own research into DIY multi-touch tech, I built this surface to explore this idea.
Playful synthesizers that translate their distance from you into audible tones. Based on a two-channel, granular FM software synth for the Arduino platform, these boards were my first foray into standalone Arduino hardware. Although distance sensors were used, the board was designed to be compatible with a variety of sensors like photocells, temperature sensors and more.
For an upcoming exhibit at the Kearney Area Children’s Museum, I have been developing a space ship control panel complete with lots of tactile controls and futuristic design. In order to add some dynamic visual interest to the control panel, two frosted plexiglass “windows” were added such that a few high-brightness LEDs could display abstract […]
During the summer of 2011, I developed a futuristic control panel for a space ship, to be installed in the Kearney Area Children’s Museum. Part of that control panel is a simple Arduino-based synthesizer, which kids can interact with a variety of ways to create some really awesome sounds.
During the Spring 2011 semester I taught and mentored 11 undergraduate CS students skills related to new media practices, based on course material I wrote during the previous semester. The students were introduced to the new media frameworks Arduino and Processing through a combination of lectures and projects, and ultimately each student student generated a unique work debuted at a public exhibition.
In order to celebrate and display the works of 10 students from my Interactive and Generative Art course from Spring 2011, I organized the Interactive and Generative Art Exhibition, free public show open to anyone in the Kearney community. It showcased a variety of diverse projects, all completed by students, including a motion-sensing NERF turret, […]