a blog for the Spring '09 Arduino class at KCAI

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

virtual "tunnel" from New York to London

Live streaming between London and New York

Saturday, March 28, 2009


HOLY CRAP. it's the Arduino MEGA. 54 freakin digital I/O's, 16 analog inputs, jesus.

rest of the info here.

buy it here. Come on, it's only $65.

oh and Arduino IDE 0015 is released. hard to keep up these days.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Processing Snakes by flight404

so it ain't Arduino, but all you animators will probably get a kick out of this. the code problem is crazy, getting the snakes to pass over each other.

Animation of 3D snakes made in Processing

Snake Study from flight404 on Vimeo.

a complete project description, including coding problems, is at the barbarian group blog.

flight404 blog. don't get lost, tons of Processing related goodness.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


If any of you are interested in Wearables, be sure to take a look at the Mediamatic Arduino-Wearables page. There are several useful links there, including the LilyPad Adruino and the SparkLab Website.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Tscherenkows Traum by Eno Henze

really wish I could find some video....

I Want You To Want Me

great project by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar commissioned by the MoMA that uses openFrameworks and several other applications.

Arduino KEYTAR!!

on Make

Monday, March 23, 2009

Battle Bots

Big backlog of stuff

Wild Life by Karolina Sobecka
A projection on buildings and scenery from a moving car. The speed of the animation, and therefore the tiger's gait, is determined by the speed of the car.

Snow Mirror by Daniel Rozin

Interactive Mirror - Lit Studios and Interference Inc.

Interactive Dance Floor

LED Clothing

LED Music Tubes

LED sheep art.

art? I don't know, but its still pretty sweet.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


ofxMSAPhysics v2 from Memo Akten on Vimeo.

programming madman Memo Akten does it again.

check out his other videos, too. This guy has done some insane stuff, quartz composer, processing, open frameworks, interactive body-scale user interfaces, you name it.

and here's his website, complete with code and descriptions.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

STRP Festival

STRP Festival in Eindhoven

Hey let's all hurry up and get tickets to Eindhoven.

from Synthetic Times - Media Art China 2008

OP_ERA: Sonic Dimension is an immersive and interactive installation designed as a music box.

The box is a black, open cube (three walls of 3x3m each) filled with hundreds of visually identical violin-like strings. Tuned with the specific tension, each virtual string vibrates with a visual-sound frequency (light and sound waves) that varies according to its relative position and mode of interaction.

In OP_ERA: sonic dimension there are two modes of interaction. In the first case, the input interface is a set of microphones that collect the user’s sounds. When a microphone picks up a sound, the software analyses, filters and converts it into equivalent visual outputs, frequencies vibrating as strings.

In the second case, the input interface is an array of sensors. Used to detect the user’s position this interface allows the system to interpret any action as a gravitational force. For example, when the user points to a string set, the action not only vibrates the selected strings, but it also changes the shape of space-time.

The aim of this project is to research the geometry of sonic spaces and to develop sonic interfaces.

Programming: Victor Gomes
Support: ATOS, Industrial Automation Ltd. - CLP (hardware and software)

Daniela Kutschat Hanns
(* 1964) is an artist and body-space and digital systems researcher. She develops multisensorial interfaces and interactive environments and investigates adaptative and behavior controlled systems. Doctor in Arts [Escola de Comunicações e Artes / Universidade de São Paulo , 2002], she is linked to the Planetary Collegium and to the Emergent Processes Research Group- CNPQ, Brazil. Presently she is a Professor in the Master of Design Program at Centro Universitário SENAC, São Paulo, Brazil.

Rejane Cantoni
is an artist and new technologies researcher who develops human-machine interfaces within immersive interactive environments. She is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Program on Film, Radio and TV at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She holds a Ph.D. and Master in Communication and Semiotics from the Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil and a Master from the Program of Études Supérieures des Systèmes d'Information from Geneva University, Switzerland. She was assistant dean and professor of the Mathematics, Physics and Technology Faculty of Catholic University of São Paulo.


Swarm from Blendid on Vimeo.
This is a registration of Swarm ( blendid.nl/swarm ), an interactive installation created for the exhibition "Re-ACT" / Interactive Light Art at 'Centrum Kunstlicht in de Kunst' (Centre Artificial light in Art) in Eindhoven.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Best bar in the world!

a fully interactive bar that somehow brings you drinks to you.  This is the best bar ever! Its too much fun

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

James Clar

LED Badass,

youtube video

Personal Website James Clar, also has a TON of other pieces he has done.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


There is video of it moving in his arms and then crying when he sets it down, a little bizzaro, not much less creepy than Furby.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Janet Cardiff and George Millers Killing Mcahine

Just a taste of my artist report for right now.

Clayton Skidmore

l o v i d

ah yes okay. these people are neat. you should check out their website because my presentation will not do them justice. a m a z i n g

p.s. jen aniston = bri. sucky it is i don't know how to change into bri.

Falling Girl

Scott Snibbe's most recent work.

Falling Girl

Carsten Nicolai

Wicked interactive art sculptures.

check out polylit, the see through sculpture. .

Sunday, March 8, 2009

artist, for presentation

electronic based mathematician artist Jim Campbell

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Voice Modulators?!


I'd like to be able to write programs to change my voice in real time. If I can do that, I'll probably never use my real voice again.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009



asimo best friend!


I want to shoot my self in the eye!!! He stole my idea, screw collective consciousness!
I love you carl jung!


Beat bearing

Come to TOT and LOTS first show and check out our homemade beat happening!!
April 10th Irving Amphitheater 7 pm

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lego Robot with Arduino

Robot Scorpion

Made using a series of twitch motors. would be pretty easy to make it controllable by using a series of servo motors and an arduino.

Twitchie Scorpion from make magazine on Vimeo.

Daniel Rozin, Peg Mirror

Exhibited for the first time at bitforms gallery, Daniel Rozin's "Peg Mirror" comprises 650 circular wooden pieces that are cut on an angle. Casting shadows by twisting and rotating in unison, wooden pegs forming concentric circles surround a small central camera. The mirrored image produced in this work is activated by software authored by Rozin that processes video signals and breaks up imagery geometrically, seemingly pixel by pixel. The silently moving wood components in this piece flicker like jewels or coins in the spotlight, challenging our notions about what constitutes a "digital object".

Sunday, March 1, 2009