The starting point for the project by Sanja Hrvaćanin and Eva Pondrk is to make a Smart jacket for bicyclists with indicators (turn signals) for better visibility and bikers safety in traffic. It will combine sensors and electronics.
Day 1: e-textile basics (getting to know the basics)
Day 2: making the basic e-textile circuit
Day 3: reuse of an old garment into a smart and enhanced prototype (LEDs and sensors and more …)
Day 4: continue making the prototypes
Day 5: finishing the prototypes
Day 6: presentation of the prototypes and the Smart Jacket (or/and light)
Joining us for the first time this year is a Slovenian artist, phenomenal VJ and the author of the classic internet game Line Rider, Boštjan Čadež-Fšk. He is going to develop a DIY haptic interface.
“Trivolan is going to be a MIDI controller, that will enable control of three parameters in relation to the position of the handle in the space. The inspiration is the haptic interface
by Force Dimension, which I was able to test at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana. As soon as I’ve tested it (or maybe even since a bit before that) I wanted to have something similar for my video performances. Unfortunately even the cheapest version of Omega3 starts at about 17.000,00 EUR, way too much for starving artists, who just want to control three things at once in an intuitive way. That’s why I’ve decided to build one by myself. Unfortunately I’ll have to sacrifice the force feedback function, that the Omega offers, but I think there will be no tears, realising that it costs about 200-times less.
After I’m done and the dust in the workshop settles, I will publish the plans and the code on teh internets, for other creative minds that wish for better controllers.”
The open call for PIFcamp 2018 participation is finally out! For more information on how to apply, participation fee and this year’s confirmed nodes click here.
Make sure you apply by May 13th.
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The Early Bird cutoff has been extended!
The deadline for the reduced participation fee has now been moved to Sunday 21 May ’17 (until midnight, CET time).
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