Projection Mapping is fairly self-explanatory. Projection Mapping consists of using standard projectors to map light onto any surface, this enables standard 2D objects to become 3D forming an interactive display. Projection Mapping can be used in a variety of different ways. The video below illustrates some examples which include projecting onto buildings, the floor, human bodies, the stage and even cars.
As a group, we experimented in workshop time with a software programme that enabled us to use the projectors to project images and patterns onto the walls of the classroom as well as each other. Below is a video of our experimentation.
A Microcontroller is basically a small computer. Mircocontrollers are hidden inside a number of products that we use today, such as the LED screen or keypad of a microwave, inside the TV or DVD remote control, and you can even find multiple micro controllers inside modern cars to control the engine or the anti-lock brakes. It is a fascinating concept that we only really briefly touched upon and explored on a very small scale.
In the workshops we focused mainly on Little Bits and Arduino. A Little Bits kit contains magnetic, interconnecting circuit boards that make up LittleBits' library of electronic modules. Little Bits is essentially designed for children or people with very little knowledge or experience in the area. It is easy to figure out and is possible to create all sorts of devices using the different electronic components.
I experimented with the Little Bits kit in workshop time. I used elements such as the sound trigger and LED light to transform sound into light as well as using a pressure sensor with a vibration monitor to create noise. Below are some images of the equipment we used and the devices we made.