Several sensors are being used: Finger Bend Sensor (eTechStyle), Capacitive Touch, Distance (HC-SR04), MPU-9250 (motion sensor - for gyroscope and accelerometer) and a button. The data I generate by using them is being sent via wifi using ESP-NOW and the Arduino IDE. The microcontrollers are all ESP32's. 1 or more of them are not connected to the laptop and are sending data. The one receiving data is connected to the laptop via USB. I am grabbing the data in plugData and mapping it to a synth to see if it is all working correctly.
4-pin jack + sensors: bend | hc-sr04 | mpu9250
4-pin jack + sensors: bend | hc-sr04 | mpu9250 | capacitive touch | button
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BodyX is an ongoing project. It is an etextile body audiovisual instrument being made for WILLPOWER's immersive performances.
The goal is to make it an intuitive way to create both music and visual animated art in real time with the natural movements of the human body.
WILLPOWER is doing realtime chronological documentation of it right here in the Tech Lab.
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The images below correspond to different phases of the Research & Development for BodyX.
For this project, he is making eTechStyle sensors, using conductive fabrics and threads, non-conductive fabrics, using electronic components, microcontrollers, the arduino IDE, PlugData (a free and open source Visual Programming Language based on Pure Data) for making the Audio and Visuals that are being generated by the data sent wirelessly from WILLPOWER's body movements.
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