Even more tutorials! Cool interactive systems on the way!

So, there is a new tutorial up about capacitive sensing, which was surprisingly simple to do. It was introduced to me by one of our exchange students. Many of them participated in the Snow, Ice and Media course, this time creating 4 interactive ice sculptures, sending sensor values out via an Arduino and XBee located somewhere in a box outside near the exhibition. So we do have some stuff that can stand the cold! The coldness did cause some trouble – the sensor reading values changed over time, but perhaps some kind of averaging could help.

There is also course called Advanced Multimedia Expression going on with some interesting interactive concepts and more or less ready prototypes to be expected in few weeks. Photograms which play out music based on lightness value, a door which is hacked, a sound installation where you are walking on thin ice…