Wintersession update

Here are a few things I’ve done for my thesis project so far this Wintersession:

– Test a GlovePIE script to control Google Earth with a Wiimote.
– Research other ways of using Google Earth with the Wiimote. Google at Macworld had a program that allowed you to “surf” in Google Earth using a Wii Balance Board.
– Brainstorm ways one can use 2 Wiimotes and gestures (without IR) to control Google Earth.
– Short writeup about interaction methods in Google Earth coming soon.
– Read a few recent ACM articles that mention Wiimotes. Nothing new; Wiimotes are still used as a game controller.
– Got WiiFlash 0.4.5 running on Vista using Toshiba’s Bluetooth Stack 6.10.10. This means I no longer need to rely on VMWare to use Windows XP!
– Last WiiPaint 1 update soon, then working on WiiPaint 2.

Some inspirational projects that I found:
Acura Interactive Oracles – An interactive tabletop interface developed for Acura. The interface allows multiple users to play with it, creating shapes, sounds, and interactions between users.
reactable РThe reactable is a collaborative electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible multi-touch interface that allows several people to compose music using blocks representing different components of a classic modular synthesizer. This is a really cool device that is intuitive and user-friendly.

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