Working with thermochromic ink.
2018. This interdisciplinary short project was part of the Programming Course at Pforzheim University.
With the brief, do whatever you want.
After brain storming and discussing possible directions our team,
Eva, Kevin and me, wanted to explore an idea that allows people to create and influence sound by moving their body in space.
Become a conductor in your living room and let the music
dance to you - instead of the other way around.
It works! Controlling pitch, beat and volume with our arms and legs.
Working with a Kinect & Processing was a fun & enriching challenge.
What I've learned.
Working with a Kinect and Processing for the first time can be a frustrating task, especially if you consider the lack of expertise in that field and only having a few days to execute. Through the help of my team mates and watching many tutorials I was able to get a better understanding of programming and how to change existing code or ad new features. I also learned that programming is a great tool to ideate and try different versions of an application immediately on the spot by just tweaking some lines. Going from initially rather complex ideas to a simple solution helped us to eventually deliver a working prototype in a short period of time.