We’ve made some changes to the project since the ICM final presentation on Tuesday, which I wanted to make sure to note before making final documentation. We’ve updated the BOM to reflect the changes. It is available on Google Docs here. We may update a few more things in the next few days and we’ll make sure they are reflected in the doc.
About the Project
Beats Exposed is an interactive performance experience that breaks down the barrier between audience and performer. By exposing the body’s vital signs, the performer invites the audience to see beyond the polished act and into the extreme physical and personal effort.
The components that we ordered for the wearable came in last week. Thanks to Aaron’s pcomp genius, and help from some folks on the floor, we **drum roll** got our first prototype of the pulse data going to a P5 sketch.
I’m excited to be moving forward with the wearable pulse transmitter for my pcomp project. The idea has grown into a larger collaboration with Aaron Parsekian and Danielle Butler. The three of us will be collaborating on the physical computing components. Aaron and I will be collaborating on the ICM components. Here’s a link to the project outline. Here’s a link to the tag on my blog for this project.
What is it?
Humanizing Performance (working title) translates an aerial performer’s vitals and/or movements into visuals and lighting.
This week there was a lot of pressure to come up with a big idea. And I definitely buckled under it. To help me come up with ideas I started with Bill Buxton’s 10 plus 10 system. It was helpful. Nonetheless, after a lot of thinking, I’m still not completely in love with any of my proposals, but hopefully one of them will evolve into something that I do love. Here goes:
I had a lot of fun working on this lab. It’s nice to see the Arduino input really come to life. I had a few questions.
This week I played around with the servo and analog output labs. I went to the junk shelf and found a little pinwheel to put on my servo. I mapped my potentiometer up to my servo motor through the Arduino so the pinwheel moves when you move the knob of the potentiometer.