Rob Saunders @robsaunders ?

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"Who wants to play Pong on a Media Facade? People standing outside McDonald’s in Stockholm, that’s who. http://www.tuaw.com/2011/06/06/iphones-control-interactive-billboard-in-stockholm-to-win-mctrea/" · View
  • Rob Saunders commented on the blog post Blob Tracking   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    For completeness, I’ve created a version of the GettingStartedWithKinect that is threaded. This means that anything that you do inside the KinectEvent function happens on a separate thread and so is done “alongside” draw(). ~~~ import org.openkinect.*; import org.openkinect.processing.*; Kinect kinect; Thread thread; boolean running = true; PImage displayFrame; void setup() { size(640, 480); displayFrame [...]

  • Rob Saunders commented on the blog post Blob Tracking   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    It’s important to remember that Kinect support is still a bit of a hack, so there are going to be some rough edges. One thing you might want to look at checking in Processing is the amount of memory that your sketch is getting: in the Preferences window check the “maximum available memory”. If this [...]

  • Rob Saunders posted an update:   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    Who wants to play Pong on a Media Facade? People standing outside McDonald’s in Stockholm, that’s who.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2011/06/06/iphones-control-interactive-billboard-in-stockholm-to-win-mctrea/

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      Keir Winesmith · 6 years, 2 months ago

      Ahhh Stockholm, hipster capital of the world.

  • Great to see our shiny new CNC router getting a work out and the mouse in place.

  • Rob Saunders commented on the blog post Blob Tracking   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thanks David. While threading is certainly an option, it is also worth considering other techniques first before diving into threading, the most obvious being to reduce the size of the image to do blob tracking and frame differencing on. For example, if you’re only using an image to calculate movement, you don’t need it to [...]

  • Rob Saunders wrote a new blog post: Blob Tracking   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    Hey guys, I’ve jut uploaded some example code to Blackboard that shows how to do blob tracking based on the code I posted earlier for blob detection using the Kinect. It works a lot like the Face Tracking code that I included in the KinectToolkit but instead of using rectangles it uses the centroids of [...]

  • Rob Saunders commented on the blog post “Fancy Carp” – My water babies in Grid Gallery   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    When I saw the slides last week I couldn’t see the detail on the fish (because of my poor old eyes) and I really thought that they were just flicks of orange on the screen, which I thought would be lovely. I’d like to encourage you to try to achieve something really simple but with [...]

  • Rob Saunders commented on the blog post Opportunity to participate in an interactive architecture project   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    Wouldn’t there be a natural crossover here with team Fy? A media facade, a forest of glowing plastic bags AND firefly milk bottles… who could ask for anything more?!

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  • Rob Saunders started the forum topic Mr Scruff in the group AvatarTeam Spicy Tuna:   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    I’ve been lucky enough to party all night with Mr. Scruff on many an occasion. Incl. the best NYE party ever! So great choice…

  • Rob Saunders posted a new activity comment:   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    A little off topic, but I once created a little game in Processing called The Shallows that tried to illustrate why students end up resorting to a ”shallow” form of learning. I’ll see if I can post it up somewhere so that you can play it…

    In reply to - Inez Ang posted an update in the group The Accidental Pair : I found something to think about and thought I’d share this except from ’The Shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains’ by Nicholas Carr; ”A team of University of Michigan researchers, led by psychologist Marc Berman, recruited some three dozen people and subjected tem [...] · View
  • Rob Saunders posted on the forum topic A Kinect workshop? in the group AvatarIDEA9102:   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    Hey guys, This week, on Friday, I would like propose that we have a look at tracking objects (blobs/faces) over time. But I’d also like to spend some time over the course of this week, actually figuring out what you’ll *need* for your projects and how we can achieve it in the simplest possible way. [...]

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