#2 Weather+Time Clock

I tried to make an Interactive clock that you can check time & weather controlling with your hand gesture. ( using Leap Motion )

First, I created simple sketches with Processing using ‘Temboo’ weather library to bring the weather data.

Then, I projected & mapped these sketches to a round shape canvas using Madmapper.

For the user interaction, I choose to use hand gestures.

So for now, If you swipe your hand above the sensor, it will show you other city’s weather.

 

I didn’t put an interaction for the clock yet, but I will add more interactions soon for other functions!

 


PROTOTYPE – HOW IT WORKS 


 PROCESS – MadMapper

 


SKETCHES – PROCESSING ( Temboo weather data  & current time )

 


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#2 Weather+Time Clock

Final Project- Swell Beats

 

Swell Beats- Amanda Lee & Jeff Park

For our final project, we wanted to make a multiplayer VR music experience that lets user “ surf ” the MIDI wave.

 


Inspiration

http://www.georgeandjonathan.com/#2

GeorgeandJonathan.com is an NYC electro duo’s band page. On this page, they have these “music videos” that show you all the notes used in their songs. Using Three.js, they let you navigate these notes from a traditional bird’s eye view.
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http://dinahmoelabs.com/_plink/

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Idea Sketches

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Tech used

  • Three.js
  • Cordova
  • p5&Tone.js

Demo

For now, We made a simple environment that makes sound (notes) when users pressed arrow key (left&right). And Whenever user presses the key and makes a sound, it creates a box behind the user like a tail.

And we connect with WebVR, so user can explore the space dynamically.

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And we are still working on this project !


What comes next?

  • Technical Challenges
  • Supporting socket.io with a-frame
  • How to ensure a good framerate with other people making shapes?
  • Connect the Daydream Controller
  • Visual polish

 

  • The Music
  • Map pitch bend OR volume to a viewer’s z-position (up/down)
  • How to implement rests? (perhaps a jump?)
  • Quantize to the beat
  • Add different instruments

 


What did we learn?

  • WebVR with Three.js! A-frame is nice, but it doesn’t get us as far as three.js
  • We have a lot more design-wise to think through to refine the experience.
  • Tone.js vs p5.sound
Final Project- Swell Beats

week1

 


Make a “thing” that communicates what you are interested in exploring in this class.

 

I love taking photos and recording videos in my everyday lives. Especially I prefer to take video. Because I can capture a real movement, real situation and real sound ( voice, music, noise ) and I can remind that moment more vividly.

I usually get captivated by people’s  gestures or face expression. Because It’s funny that we can see through people’s feeling by their gestures, face expression.

This video is what I observed in a cafe named ‘Brooks brothers Red fleece cafe’.

 

week1

3D printing

I had some problem with the previous idea, so I decided to make a Halloween pumpkin using light.

Sketch

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-3D printing
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-Removing the support material

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– I made a small stem (top) of the pumpkin that you can take it off.

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– I used the primer spray and sand it again to make a texture.
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I used the phone flash light to make the pumpkin glow.

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3D printing