Many agency's put out an eDM or microsite for the Agency to celebrate the season. We decided this year to do some thing a little digital and a little unusual. We made a singing Christmas pudding.
The pudding is running a BareCoductive development board. The code was substantially modified to play back a series of MIDI tracks. The MIDI tracks were re-encoded into a custom format to allow the main melody sequence to be played back by tapping the pudding. Using a capacitive touch sensor, a single wire connected to the pudding provided a good conductive interface.
The plinths - made up in my kitchen, housed an internal LED floodlight controlled by the MIDI sequencer gave active visual feedback and a small stereo amplifier provided a deep sound and pleasing haptic response.
RGBD Toolkit is an application suite developed to produce 3D video that combines the kinect depth camera and a DSLR or webcam. Effectively it maps colour video frames onto 3D point cloud mesh. The software allows you to modify various effects such as the size and brightness of the point cloud nodes, mesh lines, video frame and depth of field.
It is a fairly painful process to build a rig the couples the kinect with a camera and then calibrate the two lenses. However once the lenses are calibrated then capturing sequences is easy. The toolkit was built in OF and has a calibration, capture and edit components.
The software was later used by the motion graphics team in a Samsung Smart TV launch.