DIY Smartboard….

projector, wiimote
Johnny Lee strikes again. The Wiimote Guru has a new project. Build your own expensive looking smartboard using a projector, laptop and a Wiimote. Excellent little project to kick off the new year.Since the Wiimote can track sources of infrared (IR) light, you can track pens that have an IR led in the tip. By pointing a wiimote at a projection screen or LCD display, you can create very low-cost interactive whiteboards or tablet displays. Since the Wiimote can track upto 4 points, up to 4 pens can be used. It also works great with rear-projected displays.
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Another mind blowing art installation……

Arduino, Art, Physical Computing, processing, Technology, wiimote
So what happens when an artist combines a 3D gaming engine, the power of blender and processing and a dash of human powered mechanical abomination? :-) Bince McKelvie describes his project:Lb to Sf via bike is an interactive installation/game that documents a bike trip my friend and I took from long beach to san francisco. The user rides a stationary bike through a the 3d world by pedaling forward and steering with the bike handle bars. The world consists of three mini games and a huge chunk of the california coast. I am going to be releasing a version that is playable on a computer without the hardware soon. It is made with the blender game engine, a bit of processing, a wii controller and the makingthings board.lb to sf…
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Touchless, Gestrual Interface, Powered by Electrostatics

Art, Disruptive Technology, Electronics, Physical Computing, Video, wiimote, Youtube
Great video showing a bizarre and novel way of creating a gesture based interface. You literally touch nothing....Air.....and the interface does the rest. Pretty interesting project. According to Justin Schunick of the team at Northeastern University, the interface uses an array of copper electrodes to sense a certain change in the electric field created by the device. The black material covering the electrodes shows how the interface can be hidden beneath surfaces to create a completely invisible interface. It is simple black felt you can buy at any fabric store. The total cost of this prototype was around $60.00 USD.They created custom software to communicate with the microcontroller running the show with C++. This enables the use of the device as a new type of XYZ computer mouse. Think nintendo…
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Wii Controller Hacking all grown up…..

Reference, wiimote
Well after watching this piece of art by Daito Manabe, I'm now convinced that the Wii controller can be used as a instrument. This guy is incredible and truly shows what's possible if you get your creative juices running wild.And to keep things interesting here are some links for you to explore:Some external objects for Max developed by Masayuki Akamatsu (includes one for Wii)Wii Loop MachineWii Midi Control in Resolume with glovePIEGlove Programmable Input Emulator for Windows (glovePIE)WiiToMidi for OSXWii-to-MIDI tutorial for WindowsWiiDI: videos working with Wii and MIDIWiiLi.org has tons of hardware detailsOSCulator: OSC, MIDI and keystroke interface softwareDeckadance DJ mixing app now support Wii controllers nativelyWii remote drum machine for WindowsCoding4Fun: managed Library for Wiimote (good for MS programmers)WiiSaber for macWiinstrument for macDarwinRemote for macIf you still don't…
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