PComp: A retrospective

Here is media from the various labs, in order: Make the light blink. Then do something cool with it. SOS blinking LED Analog input, via potentiometer… Potentiometer …and pressure sensor. Pressure sensor Electronics lab (just the push-button – a billion videos of me with a multimeter seemed unnecessary) Push-button Stupid pet trick part 1: Just…

The Beardinator

Processing final uses facial recognition to let you draw a beard that moves with your face. I used Proclipsing at first. I started out just using a simple motion tracking video mirror as described in our book. Then I switched to the popular OpenCV package for facial recognition. Eclipse did not like this for some…

Effects, and what came After

Animation After Effects section We took the last three weeks of class to work on After Effects. This is an absurdly complicated program, and it is crazy to try to take this course using it only on a production laptop. I’m aware lots of people did exactly that, but I still think it’s crazy. The…

The Sound Sphere

For our PComp final, Mike and Ananya and I decided to keep working on our sound ball idea. The version we made for our midterm was cabled and not exactly beautiful, and we had a fairly simple visualization. We split up the tasks as before: Mike worked on expanding the musical implementation through Processing (using…