team project- Amanda lee& ANNIE KIM
“Picself” is an interactive photo booth. This project was inspired by Sticker photo booth which was a big trend in our childhood. We tried to reinterpret that experience using motion sensor and chroma key effect. As not only using green screen as a background, but also using green colored props as well, we wanted people to interact more playful and understand our concept more easily.
And as our generation uses hand gesture as a new interface in these days, we tried to apply it to our project as a new style of drawing tool. We combined physical interaction ( pressing buttons ) and non-physical interaction ( drawing on the air ), and both has an very instantaneous response by user’s interaction.
HOW TO PLAY
1. User have to choose whether they are left-handed person or right-handed person.
( If the user is right-handed, right hand becomes a brush and left hand becomes a eraser, and vice versa to left-handed. )
2. Users can see the instruction about how to play with.
3. And users will start to move their hand above the motion sensor and draw whatever they want.
Brush size and position will be changed by user’s hand position
x-position (width) and y-position (height) will control the position of the line, z-position(depth) will control the size of the brush.
They can also choose brush types between three different styles by using buttons and switch to sticker mode and play with stickers.
4. After drawing, users can play with green props and capture their favorite moment.
5. The image will be sent to our archive webpage, and users can check out their photos and download them. ( https://picselfarchive.wordpress.com )
p5.js for designing specific drawing tools,
leap.js for detecting hand motion (using Leap motion sensor),
Seriously.js for chroma key effect,
Arduino for physical buttons and for capturing screen using keypress function,
Automator for sending screenshot images immediately to our archive webpage.
2016 ITP WINTER SHOW
To check out screenshot images which people took in our winter show :
first idea sketch
STEP 1 – coding
This was our first step using motion sensor to draw with our finger.
And we tested several styles of concepts.
step 2 – fabrication
We designed a box for our physical buttons.
We cut and assembled MDF board to make a box and used a laser cutter to print our front panel.
And soldered all the components in circuit to the board.
PLAY TEST & USER TEST