Kinect Body Scanner

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Creating full body scans using the Kinect or other depth cameras is well worn territory, however after attending the Inside 3D Printing Expo earlier this year, and trying out The Great Fredini’s fine 3D scanning booth, we decided to build

Controlling Light with 3d printed light pipes

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Disney Research began developing the technology to 3d print curved display surfaces using a special translucent filament for embedded fiber optic like strands. Curved 3d optic displays can both display information and sense touch. See the video below from Disney:

Periscope and Drones

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The day after Twitter released their live video streaming app Periscope we thought maybe we could be the first ones to Periscope from a drone. A quick search found:    “Someone should Periscope from a drone!”    and then   

Remote Presence Platform

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Remote Presence Experiments from MadSci on Vimeo. The Madsci “Remote Presence” platform is a Lab research project to explore quick, inexpensive, and easy deploying of remote-controlled interactions. Servos, motors, actuators, etc are controlled remotely via web browser. The project is

Beats Space 3D Leap demo

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Beats Space 3D is a gestural and spatial drumkit using the Leap and 3D stereoscopic visuals. Players can create their own drum pads by drawing basic geometries with their fingers, each recognized shape represents a different sound and visual element,

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

How to Record 3D in 3D

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The other day we were playing with our Labs new Passive LG 3D TV and our 3D video Camera (Sony HDR-T10) and I wondered “Can we record 3D in 3D?”. So we took a pair of Real3D glasses taken home

Checkin Station

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The RFID Checkin System aims to make the act of checking in a more streamlined and social process. It uses RFIDs to checkin to location services such as FourSquare, Google Latitude, and Gowalla. Interacting with these services by checking in