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Picture of Conversational Gloves

This is what came out of my attempt at combining some of my favorite tools and themes...Grasshopper, 3D printing, kinetic motion, and linguistics. I put these gloves on my friends, asked them to tell me a story, and used Grasshopper to record the data from their hand gestures. While these gloves are far from precise instruments, they still produced some interesting forms which I later 3d printed.

Step 1: Grasshopper Script

Picture of Grasshopper Script

I used the Firefly add-on in order to receive input from Arduino and Kinect in Grasshopper. Two Arduino Megas track finger positions and hand rotation while a Kinect tracks each hand's movement through space.

 
This is totally amazing! Such a neat idea!
Awesome work!

This is awesome, I would love to feature this project, mind including some more text explaining what is happening in your steps 3-10?

Cheers!

Aurdrey

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rachel_yalisove (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago

I would be honored if you featured my project. I added some more text...Please let me know if anything needs further explanation. Thanks so much!

Kraplax1 year ago
fantastic idea
reminded me of a movie where deaf girl wanted to become a ballerine, while performing really good in night clubs as a dance battle'r she couldn't enter ballet classes. And then a guy invented a cool audiovisual installation which interpreted her gestures into a sound )
baysel1 year ago
Possibility of a sign language vocalizations?