Channels is a physical computing project by Alvin Chang, Ginny Hung and Suzanne Kirkpatrick. It’s built around Arduino + Processing, and was featured in the ITP 2010 Winter show. The team writes:
“Channels” is a full-body immersion installation in which you can navigate through a virtual water scene by physically interacting with tanks of water. Sit in a boat and organically control your virtual environment with natural gestures — paddle, row, and float your way through space and time.
The physical interface for ‘Channels’ — a boat and water — allows you to actually move through virtual 3D space, while paddling in real water. You can change your direction the same way you would in a real boat, by paddling more on one side than the other, or by paddling in reverse. You can slow down the same way, as well.
To detect the speed of water in the buckets, we used two flex sensor strips with half of a plastic spoon attached to the end of the strip. This allowed us to measure the movement of water. While this worked for our purposes, it probably wouldn’t work as a flow meter, which is another option we looked at.
More documentation and Processing code at the website.
Join 6,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord
CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/
Maker Business — @the_prepared is Soliciting Original Content on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Wearables — Victorian Arduino pizzazz
Electronics — Counting Pin Numbers
Biohacking — Exploring Our Inner Reality : Entopic Visions
Python for Microcontrollers — Building robots with Python, CRICKITS of the week, upcoming hackchat’ & more…
Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.