FNOB, Fundación de Navegación Oceánica de Barcelona organized a sailing race around the world that would have as starting and end point Barcelona. They asked the UPF university to develop an online application where the people could follow the race as you are participating on a virtual race with real bots and virtual botes.
I had the opportunity to join the project and learn from people who have been working with Flash and web development for long time.
The Birds is an installation done with Nina Valkanova, a data visualization specialist from UPF that displays birds in a tree depending on the number of people that are in a room.
She designed the visuals in openFrameworks side and I developed the physical part. We used an Arduino with an Xbee shield that would be able to control the flux of people entering and leaving a place with some industrial infrared sensors we found in the UPF’s lab. This information was send over the network to an openFrameworks app that would display and animate the birds.
The installation was shown in ExpoTech, UPF’s open technology day in 2009.
This was my first attempt of physical computing.
This is a personal project that I started long time ago and have not stop developing. I build the hardware in Hangar, a visual arts production centre located Barcelona, and then exposed in SonarMatica, an exhibition around Barcelona during the Sonar Festival ‘09.
Octinct is a 64 RGB button pad controller done with Arduino and controlled with Processing, this way is not just an input but also an output button pad.
80Table is a game I develop with other 2 students from the UPF university in Barcelona for the reactable. The idea was to interact with the physical objects (fiducials where attached to a kind of joystick and also to a fly plastic handle) as you are playing with digital objects.
A chaotic and thrilling game where the one that eat more coins at the end of the game is the winner.
Coded back in 2009 in openFrameworks, this was my first attempt of programming.