Saturday, October 10, 2009

FingerPaint: Thought Process

This is one of the first real drawings I made with the FingerPaint application I'm working on. After some practice, I can draw rather comfortably with it. I'm definitely not able to use my trackpad or mouse this well.

I've recently ditched post-its and switched to spherical clay balls mounted on the end of pencils. This allows the user to use rotation of the wrist which is more precise than movement from the shoulder.

This means that FingerPaint is now more of a pen and tablet without the tablet.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Long time no post

Hey guys, this is one of those long time no post entries.

In the works:
-Swervy Jr. Jr, aka Minty (he smells good because of mint flavored floss holding his axle to his body)
-FingerPaint, an OpenCV application that allows you to draw (MS Paint style) by taping a neon post-it to your finger and moving it around in front of the webcam.

Here's a photo of my desk, with the guts of the solar engine and of Minty strewn across it.

Minty has just been outfitted with two US Digital 250 quadrature encoders (one for each powered wheel). They were a pain to mount but I'm glad to have finally used them for something.