FLOATING POINT

Great urban project in Chile by Esteban Serrano R. using Arduino, Firefly + Grasshopper for mapping building geometry and sun tracking, stepper motors and big gears connected to mirrors. 

About Esteban's work: Experiments in materials, language, electronics, subjectivity, software, craftsmanship and space.
Designer, Santiago de Chile. http://esrs.co/


Arduinoroid

A cool project by Sinuhe Acosta demonstrating a Polaroid SX70 instant camera remotely controlled via  (osc + arduino + grasshopper + firefly) bundle.


Kinect Hand Tracking

A video demo by Nachetz showing how to set up a Grasshopper definition for hand tracking with a laser pointer. Next step will be setting up the steppers with Arduino.


Computer Vision Object Detection

Interesting research by user, Provolot, who uses Firefly's computer vision tools for object detection.  The process is explained as follows:

  • Camera image input/cleanup via Firefly
  • Threshold detection via Grasshopper
  • K-means clustering to simplify the geometry
  • Traveling salesman algorithm, performed twice, to connect the dots into a smooth line

Robotic Milling of Sound

This video shows robotic milling (using the Kuka PRC plugin) from Firefly's audio analytic tools. The waveform was milled by turning an MDF panel. The higher the volume is, deeper the tool goes.

Web: Artis Engineering


Geoweaver

Firefly 3d Printing Hexapod: Creative Architecture Machines - Fall 2013 Student Team: Jia Wu, Jeffrey M. Maeshiro, Mary H. Sek @CCA - California College of the Arts Architecture Advanced Options Studio; Prof. Jason Kelly Johnson with Michael Shiloh.

Web: Instructables Link


Stratum Networks

Firefly + Arduino 3d Clay Printer: Creative Architecture Machines - Fall 2013 Student Team: Taylor N. Fulton and Max H. Sanchez; @ CCA - California College of the Arts Architecture Advanced Options Studio; Prof. Jason Kelly Johnson with Michael Shiloh.

Web: Instructables Link


Buoyant Depositions

This project by Nicholas Barger and Brian Harms uses Grasshopper to generate machine code for a 6-axis robot arm, and Firefly to coordinate the functions of the end arm tool and a DC liquid pump.

Web:
http://nstrmnt.com/#/buoyant-depositions/
http://nicholasbarger.net/projects/buoyant-depositions/


Fixing Machine

This video of The Fixing Machine by Stefano Paradiso shows a custom built physical interface which uses Firefly to control real-time digital geometry which are ultimately 3D printed to fix broken everyday objects.


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