D-Touch Drum Machine
June 30, 2009 12:11 AM Subscribe
Print your own DIY papercraft drum machine.
posted by mhjb (3 comments total)
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Webcam + paper template + free software = drum machine with tangible interface. [via]
"The d-touch drum machine is a drum machine with a tangible user interface: it is controlled by placing and arranging physical objects on an A4 piece of paper, which we call the interactive area. The interactive area is arranged in 11 rows, each row corresponds to a different sound, as indicated by the text labels. The horizontal position of the blocks on the interactive area determines the timing of the sound trigger within the loop."
For wider applications there's the Trackmate project. Trackmate.sourceforge.net
is "an open source initiative to create an inexpensive, do-it-yourself tangible tracking system. The Trackmate Tracker allows any computer to recognize tagged objects and their corresponding position, rotation, and color information when placed on a surface. "
Further reading: heapsa links at wikipedia
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