Announcing: Jitter-fueled 9'x7' Interactive Video Wall in NYC

Dec 18, 2009 at 3:52pm

Announcing: Jitter-fueled 9'x7' Interactive Video Wall in NYC

To my fellow NYC Max/Jitter-ers,

If any of you all get a chance, please check out the interactive video wall I just installed in a window on the northeast corner fo Lexington Ave and 33rd St.

If you can’t make it in person, here is a link to a youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FyVx5p5bPI

I’m using a system developed by my friends at Sensacell (www.sensacell.com). Sensacells are 6″ tiles with 36 color LEDs on them that can be built into fairly large arrays. They also have capacitance sensors built into them that can detect, say, a user’s hand, even through a glass window, as in the case here.
We developed special hardware to simplify the communication with the cell arrays so that my Jitter program simply sends (over TCP/IP) a video frame to our box then receives a frame back. The outgoing frame is displayed on the tile array and the incoming array is a grayscale “map” of the sensor data across the array. The jitter program uses the input to manipulate the output in real time.
Please send me any comments or questions!
Thanks,
Bob Stratton
bob@bobstratton.com

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