phue: A Python library to control the Philips Hue system

We’ve been interested in intelligent lighting for a while now. In 2010, we created a wireless light bulb prototype with the help of the Arduino platform. This prototype made the headlines of a few blogs like Make and Engadget. Two years later, Philips came up with a product that is very close to our original ...

List of tools to easily create a magazine digital edition

List of tools to easily create a magazine digital edition

Posted by 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 by 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 by 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 ...

Nice article on the Max ToolBox

Nice article on the Max ToolBox

Posted by on Mar 6, 2010 in Max/MSP | 2 Comments

I just came upon a nice article by Ola Nordal about the Max ToolBox. For those who don’t know, the Max ToolBox is a small utility I wrote a few years back to facilitate patching in the Max/MSP environment, I’m glad to see people enjoy it ! Max ToolBox

Hardware upgrades

Hardware upgrades

Posted by 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 by 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 ...

Presentation of the table at SAT’s Forum Ouvert du Code, Tomorrow !

Posted by on Aug 9, 2009 in PyMT, Interactive table | No Comments

We will be presenting our multitouch table along with some experiments in PyMT, Processing and Max/MSP at Forum Ouvert du Code de la SAT, tomorrow August the 10th. The Forum du Code is similar to a workshop, you can come experiment with the table and the other installations. Begins at 7pm @ 1195 St-Laurent à ...

Synchronization of multiple Google Calendars on the iPhone via calDAV

Posted by on Jun 17, 2009 in iPhone | 2 Comments

The new iPhone OS version 3 just came out with much appreciated CalDAV support. While the main calendar is easy to setup, secondary calendars are a little harder to get to work. For the main calendar, you put “www.google.com” in the address field and your usual Google login and password and that will add your ...

Demonstration of the table at Warper, this Tuesday

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Interactive table | 2 Comments

We will be demonstrating our multitouch table at the Warper party on Tuesday May 26th from 2pm to 6pm, here is more information on the event.