Synthesis // icm + physcomp = ♥
To kick off the long weekend we had the Synthesis workshop, and even though at first I was sure we were going to deal with sound synthesis we actually synthesised Intro to Computational Media with Physical Computing courses, which boils down to endless possibilities.
I was assigned with Cristobal Valenzuela, and so we started by researching what sensor we would like to use for our ‘Physical Variable’ challenge. We decided to use the Colorpal RGB Sensor and send the red, green and blue data over to p5. While we were figuring out how to best serve the data over serial to p5, we came up with the simple idea of making a game for children, where they get a name of a fruit and have to find something with the same color as the fruit and scan it.
To determine the correct color being sensed we used p5’s ‘dist();’ function in the following manner:
Some of the things we didn’t have time to build but disscused and agreed could be interesting to try are timing the actual process of ‘search & scan’, keeping scores and varying difficulties.