DESCRIPTION:
This project is meant to emulate tangible objects with virtual elements by maintaining a tactile sense of control through action and response observations. To achieve this affect, I want to use a combination of computer vision shadow tracking techniques with piezoelectric touch sensing.

Read the initial project proposal.

TOOLS:
Processing: A java based language API meant to simplify the creation process of visual applets.
BASIC Stamp 2-SX Microcontroller: Programmable electronics interface for physical computing.
Webcam: Cheap digital cam with as much refresh rate as possible.
LCD Projector: Projects virtual elements onto projection panel.
Projection Panel: A wooden frame with white cotton backing and metallic silk organza overlay.

COMPUTER VISION PROGRESS:


The beginnings of my shadow tracking program using pixel analysis in processing 68.


Addition of the mirrored cursor point for rearrangement of camera behind screen.

TANGIBLE INTERACTION PROGRESS:


This is what HVW sent me. I wasn't expecting a kit.


About two hours and a fat hand cramp later, all components soldered in.

INSTALLATION DESIGN: