For the 2010 Cinekid festival we took the GML loving RoboTagger one step further by directly connecting it to the new and improved Eyewriter 2.0 system, allowing children visiting the festival to write their name with their eyes and have it drawn by a giant, bright orange robot arm onto paper which they could take home with them.
The system allowed them to both draw with their eyes and type with a keyboard. The keyboard was by far the most popular with the kids and it would send the letters they made to the robot using a typeface designed by paralysed graffiti artist Tempt1, made with the original Eyewriter system.
This is the Eyewriter 2.0 hardware. Now a glasses free design which is more more accurate, using a hacked PS3 Eye camera with two external LED clusters to make reference glints in the eye.
Extras Special Thanks to Joost Broersen from Cinekid for making this happen!
Big thanks to Gijs Van Wee and Jan Van Laar from Polynorm who designed the hardware and software for the Livewriter and a big thanks to ABB for supplying us with the robot. Also big thanks to Golan for sharing his robot code and for inspiring the project!
Made with openFrameworks :)
The EyeWriter project is an ongoing collaborative research effort to empower people who are suffering from ALS with creative technologies. It is a low-cost eye-tracking apparatus & custom software that allows graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to draw using only their eyes.
To find out more about the Eyewriter project vist the main Eyewriter site: http://www.eyewriter.org/
Auto Smiley is a computer vision application that runs in the background while you work. The software analyzes your face while you are working and if it detects a smile it sends the the ascii smiley face letters “: )” as keyboard presses to the front most application. Auto Smiley has many uses from just straight up convenience to enforcing honesty in your online communication :)
UPDATE: Windows PC Version!! Courtesy of Joey!
Grab it here.
UPDATE: for non US/UK users try this version – should work on all keyboards! AutoSmiley.app.unikeyboard.zip
Download the mac app here ( for US / UK / NL keyboards ):
Download the mac app for QWERTZ keyboards ( thanks Peter! ):
A simple graffiti tagging app with accelerometer based dripping paint.
Will update as soon as it has been approved and is available on the app store.
Update: The apps been approved – grab it here: (itunes link) http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=310458165 – or search for Fat Tag on the app store
Source code for project:
http://fffff.at/fattag-source/OF-006-iPhone-Fat-Tag.zip . If you want to compile and run the code on your device – read some of the guides posted here.
Double tap to clear.
Hit triangle tab to change paint / background color.
Supports multiple strokes.
A Free Art & Technology project.
FFFFFAT LABS / Muonics 2009
Made with openFrameworks!
Source Code will be posted soon of course :)
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