List of tools to easily create a magazine digital edition

List of tools to easily create a magazine digital edition

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 in Edition | No Comments

I recently did a small research to evaluate the different tools facilitating the conversion of a micro-publication to a digital format easily readable on a tablet. Since I haven’t found an up-to-date article offering a simple list of these tools, I thought this might be helpful for others. Free solutions All free solutions I found ...

Visual radio prototype

Visual radio prototype

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 in VisualRadio | 2 Comments

  I’m quite happy to share today the work of the last few weeks on an early prototype of a visual radio demo made with the technical support of Étienne Després, Nathanaël Lécaudé and the wonderful Popcornjs and Hyperaudio communities. It was built with the content generously lended by Karine Poirier and the team from the geopolitical radio-show «La Guerre des mondes». (Content is in ...

Lampe rgb wifi + Eigenharp = fun

Lampe rgb wifi + Eigenharp = fun

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 in Interactive lamp | 2 Comments

We have been working for the past few months on an intelligent wifi rgb LED lamp. The lamp uses RGB LED strips that are controlled by a wifi enabled Arduino called the YellowJacket. This video demonstrates the use of the Eigenharp Pico as a controller for the lamp. The Eigenharp sends MIDI to a Max/MSP ...

Hardware upgrades

Hardware upgrades

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 in Interactive table | 2 Comments

We recently made small upgrades to the first prototype. Projector The pico projector (Dell M109s) has been replaced with a much more powerful short throw (toshiba TDP-EW25). This allows us to have a bigger and clearer picture in various lighting conditions. Structure We also added a wheeled base to support and stabilise all of the ...

Table presentation at the next ShareMtl

Table presentation at the next ShareMtl

Posted on Oct 24, 2009 in SynthLabMT, Interactive table | No Comments

We will present the last version of our interactive table (TI/v1) at the next ShareMTL. It will be an occasion to share our methods for the development of the hardware and the software. We will give an explanation of the technologies of the multitouch table, demonstrate a preliminary version of SynthLabMt and other ongoing projects. T/I at ...

Upgraded table

Upgraded table

Posted on Mar 7, 2009 in Interactive table | No Comments

After some considerations, we chose a simple and «eco» solution: to modify, with the invaluable help of François Bergeron (carpenter), an unused table to support the acrylic surface. This installation is relatively simple. The surface, framed in an aluminum track with LED strips taped inside, is resting on the table support angles. We added a ...

PS3Eye alternative lenses

Posted on Mar 1, 2009 in Interactive table | No Comments

(English subtiltles available by clicking the arrow at the bottom right.) In order to capture light «blobs» emitted by touching the acrylic surface surounded with LED lights (see preceding post), we use Sony’s PS3Eye. For this setup to be effective, we had to change the original lens for a wider-angle one. We used this tutorial ...

First blob test

Posted on Dec 31, 2008 in Interactive table | 9 Comments

Preliminary experimentations with an acrylic board and infrared LED strips. LEDs were bought at Environment Lights and the acrylic board comes from Acrifab.  This sequence was shot with the PS3Eye webcam with the IR filter removed.  The light is not visible to the naked eye.