First ever Cariad Interactive Somatopia Lab in Cardiff FabLab. Four teachers, two pupils and a technical demonstrator joined us for a rich mix of acting, moving, paper prototyping and storyboarding based on five Somatopia themes. Everyone set up their own Raspberry Pi, Pi camera and microphone and learnt how to use openframeworks to create a range of interactions triggered by sound and motion. The best part was getting to work up some of the ideas that emerged for learning some basic code.
We are very excited to be able to work with Microsoft on porting our Somability project to the latest KinectV2 for Windows – more on that effort next week. James and I had a great time at the recent #KinectHackLondon event, where we saw some great projects created using a variety of software platforms.
Lots of people have been emailing us to say the camera feature on Somantics for iPad has stopped working. The problem is with the IoS 8 upgrade. At the moment Somantics is not available on IoS 8, although we are working on this. The desktop version still works perfectly. Bear with us, we will have this resolved as soon as we can.