Blind Spot is an interactive sculpture created specifically for Beakerhead in Calgary, AB. It utilizes 6 wide-angle webcams, 96 hobby servos, 6 serial servo controllers, an Arduino, a PC running Processing, and a few hundred feet of wire to detect people and control 96 corresponding vertical slats independently. The code is freely available for download, analysis, contribution, modification, breaking, etc. Fork it on GitHub at github.com/brendanmatkin.
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