Getting the project started

Yesterday was the first day of the project. So we did collect ideas in a first brainstorming an tried to find a nice concept for our installation. But we wouldn´t have expected that combining a multitouch table with a Kinect, a piezo-clip and RFID could become that difficult. In the end, we decided to discard the multitouch table and the Kinect in order to create a simple but innovative multitouch table out of a normal wooden table. The idea is that this table has no visible technical devices on it, so that users wouldn´t expect it to have multitouch skills.

We will make it a game with two users who can control it with simple gestures like hitting, sliding, knocking etc. This input will be recognized and translated by a piezo-clip that is hidden underneath the table. There will also be a RFID which sets up the game. Since we are planning to make it a game for 2 users, we need two tables that don´t touch each other. The Game is displayed on a screen next to the table and the interfacing will be done with the software Unity.


Piezo-Microphone Links

Mogees Project:
http://createdigitalmusic.com/2012/01/with-just-one-contact-mic-any-surface-magically-becomes-a-gestural-instrument/
http://www.brunozamborlin.com/mogees/

Piezo Elements – Max Patch:
http://cycling74.com/practical-max/practical-max-1/
http://youtu.be/CSopUi9-pUg

Gesture Follower:
http://forumnet.ircam.fr/958.html?&L=1


Blog opening

Hello all,

This saturday 24/12/2011, the blog of Team 2 for the Intensive Program was opened.

All team members are invited to complete this page, with their specific Skills and interest.