Moving on to the last project for the week, we were able to work on two separate projects within our team as we were 6 members: Esther Bretschneider, Kelvyn Marte, Arvind Sanjeev, Bora Kim, Anoushka Garg and Benedict Hubener.
Sound Spike is an exploration in visualising sound using a microphone and an RGB LED light embedded in a laser-cut light diffuser. With the microphone, we measured the sound decibels being emitted from a sound source, and visualised the decibel ranges with the colours red, blue and purple. Long exposure photography brings to life the sound characteristics of an audio source in a visual way.
You can check out the video of the arduino and sensor setup for the project here.
LeapHop is an interactive experience which invites the user to reveal images in space through moving his finger, just like a scratch-card it gradually reveals the image. It builds an additional level of surprise for the maker, as the image is only revealed when captured on a camera. The accompanying video is composed of a series of long exposure shots which were stitched together to create a single animation.
The position of the index finger is tracked using LeapMotion and this precise position of the finger is then used for further computation. In Processing, the position of the finger is mapped to the coordinates of an ordinary image to extract the color of that particular point. In turn, an RGB LED attached to the index finger lights up in the extracted color. That way any shape or photograph can be made visible by just drawing the light with the finger, the LED will change the color value accordingly to the current position of the finger in space.
Some more experimental projects from the class:
Pulse Trace: Can Yanardag, Keyur Jain, Matt Visco, Radhika Agarwal, Yee Mun Ooi
Movement and Light: Christopher Bogár, Sebastian Hunkeler, Ine-Charlotte Asakskogen, Rachel Lane, Somayeh Ranjbar
Smoke and Project: Vytautas Gudaitis, Taishi Kamiya, Stephanie Lee, Clara Subirats, James Zhou
More projects from this class can be seen here: Experimental Imaging.
This is just a short intro to my life at CIID, I will be publishing more posts on the different topics we learn as well as the projects we do through this blog. Furthermore, all the credits to the media content for this blog goes to the IDP class of 2017.