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New depth sensors such as the one embedded in the MS Kinect system work in real-time, enabling to create an instant 3D scan of objects. In this project, we are exploring a large-scale installation that demonstrates this by a 400+ array of motors and LEDS. This work includes interaction design, hard-coding and lots of soldering etc. The result will be put on exhibit on various international shows.(Expert: Jouke Verlinden)

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Science Fair

(unfortunately the picturs do not yet work, will be updated soon!)

Despite that the 400p kinetic mirror was not
completely finished, the science fare was a great success! We did have a lot to
show, for instance a scaled version of the final frame. We made this small
frame out of steel beams with bolts as connection points, so we could show
those interested how our final frame could be diss-assembled. On the bottom
plate there is room for the powersupply, mac mini and some watertanks for
ballast.


Besides this small protoype, we made a big mock-up of the real frame, to show
the actual dimensions of the 400p version. Inside this pixelframe we placed a simple
white screen so we could project virtual pixels, in this way we could show the
guests a virtual model of the 400p mirror. The beamer was connected to the
Kinect and the Mac mini, the virtual pixels were created by the same software
that will eventually drive the motor fader pixel, so our virtual display was
allready modeling the persons standing in front of it. If the user interacted
with the Kinect-sensor this would be realtime projected on the screen. Bellow
is a photo taken when someone placed his arm in front of the Kinect sensor.


We also showed the original prototype with 12 pixels and our new led diffuser
caps. By switching power on and off, this prototype kept initiating the
start-up check over and over again to show the moving and flashing pixels. Next
to this we played a movie of the 12p prototype reacting on the movement of the
yellow towel.


All these elements together gave the guests a good picture how the 400p version
would be in reality.

It was interesting to see what our fellow students worked
on this period. All the stands looked great!

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