The parts that are needed to go wireless:
1. wireless dongle carrier… available at new micros (http://newmicros.com/)
2. 2 Series 1 (series 2 for some reason has a ridic. impossible protocol to work with) XBee modules… I chose the chip antenna just because I am thinking of the comfort of a wearable garment, but you are free to purchase either of these:
ARDUINO CODE HERE!!!!!
Now I just need to change it to read 2 compass sensors.. .and then have them talk to Max.
What I learned:
The switches were too thick and were forced encounters, therefore the material needs to be thin.
The placement was not exactly as needed to be.
I need to find a way to make a third soft circuit switch when the two exchange contact between their thighs.
I need to incorporate a better sound system so that you can actually hear the sound output.
I need to study the leg movements a bit more to understand where the placement of the accelerometer beongs…
[click to view images and video of user testing]
• Name the steps that you performed/will perform in the Vienna opera ball.
There were a number of “unconventional” aka non-syllabus steps, like
many performance pieces. (more…)
So, I am trying to get digital binary numbers from a compass sensor to read into Arduino, except there IS NO SHIFTIN FUNCTION, so I have to create my own function for this. Almost there. Today in Adv. Physical Computing, I figured out how to do this with a Piso Shift Register. SOON! I promise, SOON! I will be getting to the point where the compass sensor can talk to Max to create an interesting output.
In the meantime, enjoy the code. Use it, abuse it, live it, love it:
Joe’s coffee is love.
1. I started off with the following materials to build the soft circuit switch: two strips of Conductive fabric, two pieces of felt, and shoulder pad with a hole cut in the center.
Visual of all joints/stories represented