A thermostat appliance only needs to send a few bits/bytes of information to get its point across. It can also be used to send sensor information. In this case, a temperature sensor!
I have Phillips Hue at home, so using the nice instructions from ITP Light & Interactivity I was able to connect to my home’s hue setup as a developer. Here is a snapshot of my home’s current setup (collected through a GET request after connected):
I made a gas pedal-style video speed controller / interface in Max/MSP. When you press down on the mouse, it accelerates the playback speed of the video. When the mouse is released, the throttle eases back towards 1x speed:
The acceleration rates and deceleration rates can also be changed with the two sliders in the middle.
CMY colors dripped on to a canvas.
A photo I took many years ago turned into a pixelized version. Squint your eyes to enhance the likeness.
Initiation of the blog category of pixel art.
I used Node.js and Express to make a local server with some very basic routing features.
The repository for this project and other connected devices projects can be found here. This post is contained to the ‘lilserv’ folder.
I see a lot of potential to manipulate time and light elements with Max/MSP, so I have begun collecting footage of things that may be interesting to:
- Speed up, slow down, time lapse, reverse, etc.
- Apply filters of light to, and play with lens glare a little
Here is an example of some footage I collected recently – biking around Brooklyn. Hopefully it can turn into something nice!
Max/MSP will be the primary tool of all work in the ‘Live Image Processing’ category.