Magic Spells with IR Wand, Raspberry Pi, and IR Camera Module
Using a magic wand, cast spells with infrared light! Draw a spell shape in the air, and different magical effects will appear.
Genetic Algorithm Demonstration and Magic Leap Simulator Test
Two different projects/tests in one.
I've put together a genetic algorithm that lets the user choose which types of shirts they do not want to influence the next generation of shirts. The elements being bred are size and color. For this demo we're trying to get rid of the blue and yellow shirts (although the interface we're working with made this somewhat difficult).
We also decided to test out the Magic Leap Simulator. When a hand is making a pinch gesture, the hand will emanate a ray. If the ray hits a shirt, it is removed from the breeding pool. Additionally, if a hand makes a fist gesture, the cube in the middle of the screen will spin. The spin direction depends on which hand is making the fist gesture.
Unfortunately, the Magic Leap Simulator runs incredibly slowly on my laptop, so there's a lot of lag. Additionally, the only way to move the user's hands around are with text input boxes. I'm hoping the simulator will receive some ease of use updates in the near future. Until then, I'm putting Magic Leap development on hold until I can buy the actual hardware.
Fun with FadeCandy - Experiment set #1
In the first half of the video, a floral pattern is being mapped to the NeoPixel NeoMatrix 8x8 grid. In the second half, a section of a wave is being mapped to a very small grid in Processing which is then displayed on the LED Matrix.
As a bonus, at the very beginning of the video you can see an attempt to create a picture of Peter Rabbit on the Led Grid.
All coding is done in Processing.
Controlling a Fan Motor Module with HC -12 Wireless Serial Port Communication Modules
Two HC-12 Wireless Serial Port Communication Modules are being used to send and receive data between two Arduinos. When the red button is clicked, the receiver HC-12 module is sent an AT command to start rotating the fan clockwise. When the green button is clicked, the transmitter HC-12 module sends an AT command to the receiver module to rotate the fan counterclockwise. Finally, when the blue button is pressed, the transmitter sends an AT command to the receiver to stop the fan.