Fab Lab Light Brush Day 1

Today was very interesting and fun. It was far more relaxed and informal than I expected. Today we learned about the theory behind AI and FABTAG. It was an interesting topic peppered with doomsday scenarios! Then we moved into talking about the Wiimote and how it interacts with the IR LED’s to create an interactive experience for the human operator.

After we trudged through getting the computers ready to accept the Wiimotes it was fun playing with them and seeing the differences between using just the accelerometer to control the pointer and using the IR pens to track the Wiimotes movement. It was a good start to the program!

I am excited to craft my own IR LED pen and begin the work of creating our Wiimote paintbrush in processing. I have some programming background in JAVA and I know processing is based off of JAVA.