Interactive Cubes Workshop

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Tuesday between 6 and 8pm:
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'''Software/Hardware Hacking at Noisebridge, where we dig deep into the Sifteo cubes http://sifteo.com'''
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Sifteo cubes are the best hackable platform, here is a summary of what they have:
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* an accelerometer
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* a touch screen (128x128)
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* 4 proximity sensors (to recognize other cubes touching their 4 sides)
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They are wirelessly connected to a base with:
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* an STM32 (cortex M3)
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* a mono speaker
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* a usb connection to log anything to a computer
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The base can communicate with up to 12 cubes (maybe 24 if you ask nicely).
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It can be programmed with a simple C++ SDK (a bit like arduino but much more powerful).
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Examples of a few projects that could be done:
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* ''magic light juggle'': acceleration change the color/brightness and the cubes disappear in the air
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* ''siftephone in'': listen to a smartphone vibrations with Sifteo's accelerometer
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* ''siftephone out'': talk to a smartphone using sound with audio system such as [http://chirp.io chirp.io] (a 1st proof of concept can be found [http://github.com/honnet/siftone here])
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* ''music & light'': implement a BPM counter to blink color screens on the music rythme by listening to the vibrations sensed by accelerometer
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* ''midi controller'': play music using the cubes as midi instruments with [http://ableton.com Ableton] or [http://renoise.com Renoise] (a 1st proof of concept can be found [http://github.com/honnet/noon here])
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* ''internet of things'': control anything remotely using python to forward Sifteo logs to an email or a server such as [http://heroku.com heroku] or [http://parse.com parse.com]
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* simple hacks involving microcontrollers such as Arduino can be tried too but the project must be worth it ;p (it's a bit more complicated)
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If interested, please don't just show up, your participation/preparation is important:
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* ask [[User:Cedric|Cédric]] at least 24h in advance to bring more cubes
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* download the SDK: https://developers.sifteo.com/download
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* start to play with the examples in the free simulator: https://developers.sifteo.com/docs/SifteoSDK/1.0.0
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''For more info talk to [[User:Thex|J.C.]] or [[User:Cedric|Cédric]].''
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Revision as of 12:43, 14 October 2013

Cancelled.

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