Introduction to physical computing projects

Project: Puppet parade

by Design I/O



http://design-io.com/projects/PuppetParadeCinekid/


Project: Lost In The FEARest

by Daniel Huber, Benjamin Hohnheiser, Alessandro Maggioni, Rasmus Roos Lindquist, Nica Junker, Kerstin Unger, Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi



Project: Eye Writer

by Tempt1, Evan Roth, Chris Sugrue, Zach Lieberman,Theo Watson and James Powderly


The hardware

http://eyewriter.org/diy/

The Software

http://eyewriter.org/developer/

http://www.instructables.com/id/The-EyeWriter-20/step3/Software-openFrameworks-EyeWriter/


Project: Soxels

by Felix Beck


http://www.felix-beck.de/?/space/soxels-v1/


Project: TrafoPop

by Thomas Gnahm and Stefan Hintz


http://www.trafopop.com/


Addressable LED stripes

Control with 1 or 2 lines (+ Power and Ground) = 3 or 4 lines

1 line >> NeoPixel (Library for Arduino)
2 line >> I2C



Project: Perfect Human

by Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi



http://www.kobakant.at/?p=29

The system

On Body:
Bend Sensor >> Arduino (Lilypad) >> Xbee wireless module
Powered with Lipo rechargeable battery

On Computer:
Xbee wireless module with USB dongle >> MaxMSP (software) >> sound out >> FM transmitter

Radio >> sound

The Perfect Human Patch looks like this
Screen shot 2015-04-21 at 6.13.23 PM

The circuit on the costume looks like this

The connection on the collar

Development Process
Sketch

Assembly





Fitting

Rehearsing

Materials:
1 Arduino (lilypad)
1 FTDI programmer for Lilypad
1 mini USB cable
2 multiplexer (small chip)
1 Lipo Battery
1 Lipo Battery Charger
2 Xbee wireless Module
1 Xbee USB dongle
1 Xbee breakout
1 FM transmitter
computer with MaxMSP program
Radio

Conductive Thread for connections on collar and for sensor
Conductive stretch fabric for connections on suit
Neoprene for bend sensor
Velostat (piezo resistive material) for bend sensor
Poppers for detachable connections
Cotton jersey to construct the suit