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postheadericon Dramatic Gestures With Kinect

I’m indebted to a commenter on yesterday’s Kinect + Tesla Coils post for pointing me to the website of artist, engineer, and interaction designer Gerry Chu. Among the many treasures in Gerry’s online portfolio is this short video showing his use of a hacked Kinect to instantaneously correlate a dramatic gesture with a dramatic sound. He calls it Motion Emotions. [Thanks, Josh Kopel!]

postheadericon Make a large display from a bunch of small ones

Rick Borovoy of MIT Media Lab’s Civic Media Project developed the Junkyard Jumbotron, which makes it easy to turn a bunch of small computer displays into one big one. Setting it up is as simple as opening a web browser on each device, loading their website, and taking a photo of the arrangement. After that, their software figures out which screen is where, and starts streaming data to each device’s screen directly over the web. [via boingboing]

postheadericon Make a large display from a bunch of small ones

Rick Borovoy of MIT Media Lab’s Civic Media Project developed the Junkyard Jumbotron, which makes it easy to turn a bunch of small computer displays into one big one. Setting it up is as simple as opening a web browser on each device, loading their website, and taking a photo of the arrangement. After that, their software figures out which screen is where, and starts streaming data to each device’s screen directly over the web. [via boingboing]

postheadericon Giant etch-a-sketch built using projector


Members of the Manchester, UK hakcerspace HAC:Manchester used a projector, an Arduino, and some rotary encoders to build this giant project-a-sketch. Here’s a video of it in use by Maria of littlestar.tv:

[via Hackerspaces Soup]

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postheadericon First Two Mod Men Episodes


If you’re into casemodding, you’ll likely appreciate this web series built on the tried and true formula of car, motorcycle, home-customizing shows. It’s been described as “American Choppers for geeks” (casemodding geeks, anyway).

Mod Men