Perceptual Hackathon report

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MadSci LAB partnered with Intel Perceptual Computing Group to host NYC’s first Perceptual Hackathon. During two days a group a of creative minds and interaction explorers ‘hacked’ Intel’s Perceptual Computing SDK looking for innovative uses and novel interactions. Intel’s Perceptual

ofxWeatherBug

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We’ve been playing with data retrieval for dynamic visualizations and passioned about local weather data, so we decided to explore the weatherbug API to retrieve local weather data and to make it even simpler we made a drop-dead easy openframeworks

Intel Perceptual Computing SDK – Demo 001: Hands and Fingers!

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This past September Intel’s perceptual computing group announced the beta version of its SDK together with Interactive Gesture Camera, a small sized depth sensing camera produced by Creative Labs not much bigger than a webcam and focused on close range

sketching Interactive Lighting [ofxDmxUtils]

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here’s a quick demo of some of our adventures with DMX lighting and Interaction. DMX is a communication protocol used for most of the shows and we got a hold of it together with some led par fixtures and moving

Multiple NCF Readers

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Download the code or see the schematic For a recent lab project, we needed to be able to read NFC tags from 12 readers at once. Strong Link makes affordable NFC readers that use I2C communication. The model we use is the SL018 which Marc

Android: The Future Everything

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I just returned from a trip out west for O’Riley’s Android Open conference. The conference was not just about Android mobile devices. It was about the entire ecosystem of technology that exists around Android from open source, to hardware, to

Open Hardware Comes to NYC

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On September 15th, leaders, community members, and fans of open source hardware will convene at the New York Hall of Science for the second annual Open Hardware Summit.