mercoledì 21 ottobre 2009

Painteractive! - Cylette hardware completed

It's time to show you what happened in the last times to the project Painteractive!
The hardware needed to build the Cylette (interactive palette for choosing colours for painting) is working indeed...and eyes are now ready to read microscope slides.
To hack a wii mote is of course a nice job and tryout but hands have to be able to behave as in surgery.
Now the ex-wii mote seems like a spider of wires and circuits and what remains of the job is about artisanal carpentry efforts: to make holes in a real wood palette on the right position of the switches and of the wii mote. Then fit those onto the palette. And eventually some decorative job will be chill out time (more or less, not for my nose indeed).
Get ready... Painteractive! is comin out!

martedì 20 ottobre 2009

mercoledì 7 ottobre 2009

sabato 3 ottobre 2009

Painteractive! - first framework completed...

Eureka!!! It works!
The project Painteractive! starts to take its forms...first step, the interactive pencil..."cypencil".
The minimal, aesthetical choice, the one to leave the pencil similar to a normal one, brought me to cut and drill my hands to modify a pencil for painters "Van der Linde 11221" n.22...
Actually I don't know if it's a good tool for painters, but now I'm sure that is perfect for "electrodigital" interactive painters!
In a long, lonely night in the studio it comes out...with burnings and lootings of the mighty Bob in my ears...
It's talking with the wii mote and simultaneously with the computer...And on the Raw IR camera in Max it starts to appear nice black dot moving the same paths of my hand, saying me: "YOU WON!"...the first battle...
The worst has to arrive soon...the palette with colours...the "cylette".
But right now I enjoy this small success...and give thanks to Jan Klug for switching the first lights.
Take a look! And enjoy soon!