Poorman's oscilloscope (with Arduino + Processing) This software allows you to get a visual representation of an analog signal using Arduino and Processing. The resolution is 10 bits, which is good, but the frequency is a lot lower than that of a real oscilloscope but it is still pretty useful. It works by sending values read from the Arduino board (pin 0) to Processing through serial communication. Alternative Arduino oscilloscope projects
Kinematics - System for 3D printing complex, foldable forms / by @nervous_system Developed by Nervous System, Kinematics is a system for 3D printing that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. The system provides a way to turn any three-dimensional shape into a flexible structure using 3D printing. The system combines computational geometry techniques with rigid body physics and customisation to take large (flexible) objects and compress them down for 3D printing through simulation. The process begins with the form design of the desired object.
Breakout Labs: Resources A Project of the Thiel Foundation About Program Apply The power of networks: Beyond Critical Regionalism In 1961 the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur observed: ‘Everywhere throughout the world, one finds the same bad movie, the same slot machines, the same plastic or aluminum atrocities, the same twisting of language by propaganda.’1 Witness the problem of universalisation: a toxic byproduct of the globalisation process. Of course, we are familiar with solo cups and Oreos, but what does this mean for architecture and urbanism? Will all of our cities soon look the same? Open GL Welcome to the OpenGL SDK! Here you'll find some of the most valuable resources available to OpenGL developers, all in one place. Use the menu above to navigate to each contribution. Revisit often, as there will be new contributions coming online all the time!
Monochrome OLED Breakouts This is a quick tutorial for our 128x64 and 128x32 pixel monochrome OLED displays. These displays are small, only about 1" diagonal, but very readable due to the high contrast of an OLED display. Each OLED display is made of 128x64 or 128x32 individual white OLEDs, each one is turned on or off by the controller chip. Creature with Interlocking Gears on Legs Discovered Gears are ubiquitous in the man-made world, found in items ranging from wristwatches to car engines, but it seems that nature invented them first. A species of plant-hopping insect, Issus coleoptratus, is the first living creature known to possess functional gears, a new study finds. The two interlocking gears on the insect's hind legs help synchronize the legs when the animal jumps. "To the best of my knowledge, it's the first demonstration of functioning gears in any animal," said study researcher Malcolm Burrows, an emeritus professor of neurobiology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Burrows and a colleague captured the gears' motion using high-speed video.
Meeting God You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Processing Plant /// Inferno Inferno (working title) is a robotic performance project inspired by the representation of the different levels of hell as described in Dante's Inferno or the Singaporean Haw Par Villa's Ten Courts of Hell1 (which is based on a Chinese Buddhist representation). In Inferno, the "circles of hell" concept is mainly an artistic framework, a general working theme under which the different parts of the performance will be regrouped. It is observed that under these two cultural representations, each "level of hell" corresponds to a particular form of punishment for a particular sin.
An Interview with Julien Bayle Thanks, Julien, for taking the time to do an interview. First off, could you tell us a little about your background? I’m Julien Bayle from France. Arduino + Servo + openCV Tutorial [#openFrameworks] by Joshua Noble One of the my favorite things about creativeapplications.net has always been the small tags one can find beneath the name of an application indicating among other things, the technology used to create it. That little nod to the process and to all the work that went into creating the libraries and techniques that an artist or designer uses helps not only contextualize the work but it also helps give recognition to everyone who has contributed their time and expertise to building tools for creative expression in code. Figuring that some of the readers might be interested in learning a little more about these frameworks I’ve put together a quick walk-through of how to connect up two of those tools that one so often sees attached to the names of the projects profiled here: openFrameworks and Arduino.
Enso Lamp by Laokoon Company Moving textile, moldable lamp: Enso Lamp by Laokoon Company can be freely shaped, thanks to Laokoon, a flexible fabric developed in Hungary by Szentirmai-Joly Zsuzsanna, described as "strips, woven or laced, [that] slide over each other, enabling the formation of unique two- or three-dimensional shapes and forms." (Click the images below for full sized images) The intriguing material can be made from plastic, leather, paper, or wood, and has applications in everything from fashion to architecture. Via MOCO Submit. + laokoon-co.com