Fab Lab Paintbrush day 2
Today we started with free time to do research and begin learning Processing. It was exciting to use the Java skills I learned for building a robot to make interactive programs. I started with an ellipse, then a program that when you had a mouse button pressed it would create black circles as you dragged the mouse and when you let go it would make white circles. The next example was just making a line and changing its color.
I was disappointed by the simplicity of the example so I merged it with the mouse tracking example to create a line every time the mouse moved. A very simple program that can create interesting pretty pictures.
Then we worked to turn our monitors into tablets by using the Wiimote as a receiver and the infrared pen as a stylus.