Late last year, we had an in house brief at 9 Yards to come up with ideas for items, objects or installations to be displayed in the alcoves of the feature wall in our office. My response to the brief was to turn one of the alcoves into a colour sensing light box – place an […]Read more "The chameleon box"
After months of indecision, I finally decided to preorder the Thalmic Myo, it arrived last week and I’ve had a little bit of time to play around with it so thought I’d put together some notes on my impressions so far. Token #gotmyo tweet! Yay! pic.twitter.com/vtiXm3VOHW — Joe Wilkins (@joe_wilkins) November 5, 2014 First off, […]Read more "Thalmic Myo, first impressions."
One morning, in March 2013, I woke with excitement and anticipation, all packed and ready to head out to Serbia for the Resonate Festival. By coincidence, that same morning, I also received the awesome news that I would be getting a Leap Motion Controller Dev Kit. I applied in the summer of the previous year, […]Read more "Experiments with the Leap Motion Controller, one year on."
I spent the earlier part of this month finishing up a large interactive gesture wall which was exhibited at the Eular medical congress in Paris. For the main attraction on the exhibition stand, I developed a gestural user interface which allowed visitors to guide molecules around a large video wall, measuring approximately 6 metres wide […]Read more "Interactive Gesture Wall"
A few months back, we went to a friend’s wedding at which they had one of those photo booths where you can bundle in with a load of friends, take a picture and take away a printed photo. Until I saw one up close, it never really occurred to me just how straight forward they […]Read more "Photobooth"
iBeacons are small coin sized devices, which emit a signal in the form of a radio frequency. They are based on the bluetooth low energy specification and many mobile devices already on the market contain the technology required to pick up the broadcasted signal. Essentially, they can be used to trigger an event or notification […]Read more "iBeacons"
Last month, for our company Christmas card at Fantastic Thinking, we decided to have a go at tapping into the emerging realm of ‘the internet of things’. The basic premise was to invite people to open a physical, internet connected present to the tune of a traditional Christmas song, sung by one of a select […]Read more "The FT Xmas Tree"
Over the last month or so, I’ve been busy experimenting the use of Processing, which is an open source programming language geared towards artists and creatives wanting to create visual and interactive work. I first looked looked into Processing during my MA in 2008 and at the time, being far less experienced with programming, I […]Read more "Revisiting Processing"
One of the great and often daunting aspects of the Arduino platform is it’s potential. The possibilities are limited only by imagination. And this is something that can often be paralysing – with so many opportunities, where do you start? Soon after I got my Arduino Uno, I began to develop an idea based on […]Read more "Arduino powered time-lapse dolly."
Over the Jubilee weekend, we went to see Coldplay at the Emirates stadium. I saw them at Glastonbury 2011 and thought they put on a really good show so I was pretty keen to go again and it was a great gig. One of the highlights for me this time round however was finding out […]Read more "Xylobands!"