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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Presentation at MontrealPython

Posted by on Apr 11, 2009 in PyMT, Interactive table | No Comments

We will do a short presentation about PyMT at the next MontrealPython on April the 14th, hope to see your there !

Upgraded table

Upgraded table

Posted by 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 by 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 by 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.