This 3 week workshop will get you started using the Kinect for gestural interaction in Pure Data, a free, open-source, cross-platform toolkit for “patching-based” arts engineering and Arduino. Lead by the philosophy that the best way of learning is doing, the class will go through a breakneck introductory session, giving you the tools necessary to make first prototypes and experiment with a variety of gestural work flows, from screen based, to mechanical.
This workshop does not require prior experience with Pure Data or the Arduino programming environment, but it is not for the weak of heart. Participants must supply their own Kinect and Arduino board. We will provide computers, but you are welcome to bring your laptop. Make sure both Arduino and Pure Data programs (both free) are installed. We can support the following operating systems: Lion, Snow Leopard, Windows Vista. If you plan to bring a laptop with another OS, please call us before enrolling to ensure that we will be able to accommodate you.Visit our website for more information: http://www.3rdward.com/3rdwardclasses/prototyping-with-kinect-1.html