Minor Problems And Presentation

Originally, we wanted to be finished by friday. We did our final tests and everything worked quite well. Unfortunately, we encountered some problems when combining the sensor in a box with the glove. Due to the magnet on the glove the sensor delivered wrong data concerning movements – so we hat do move the sensor to the wrist. Therefor, we had to do modifications on the interaction control between sensor and processing and had to rethink the way of interaction.

In the morning we also finished the movies and/or movie-conversation for the final prototypes and we just have to add them onto the relevant lines in Resolume Avenue.

Additionally, we prepared the presentation for tomorrows event. Due to our design of the poster we decided to take up this for the presentation too. For the content, we decided to do about five slides with the – in our view – most inportant content. So here is the layout – the rest can be seen by tomorrow.

Fixing the box.

The problems of data sent over the serial port were caused by the electrostatic potential changes generated by human contact. We previously conducted tests in a rough box - now we have to create a box that will be assembled on the glove.

With a few tools and a little practice we created one according to the sensor dimensions, the sensor fits perfectly in the box.

OMG… it’s Friday

After a week of creating our concept prototype we are on a pretty good way to a final prototype. Finally, we agreed on how we will use our new sensor equipped glove. We defined the following commands to interact with our installation:

Acceleration Z down = select and go to the next level
Acceleration Z down + pick 1 = go to previous screen
Gyro right/left = select next/previous object
Commands for
Resolume Avenue
Magnitude of X-axis (move hand like on scooter) = scale in/out
Magnitude of Y-axis (move hand around the axis of your arm) =1 video more to background and 1 more to front
magnitude of Z-axis (move hand in his own plane) = change colors in the video

Additionally, we set up the XML file to access the relevant panels in Resolume Avenue. This reference file will be mainly used to make a link between actions, tags and Resolume Avenue actions.

We combined the program code Gregory did yesterday (“tag map”) with our programm code. We also included the sensor control into the new program part. Unfortunately, we encountered that there is a problem when moving the sensor too fast and/or when touching it (electrostatic manipulation to the sensor). The temporarily solution for this problem was to put it into a seperated box for testing purpose – and to isolate it from human contact manipulation (see picture below).
Sensor Box