500 people controlled my Arduino at Reasons to be Creative 2013

Just got back from the ever brilliant Reasons to be Creative conference in Brighton. I participated in this year’s elevator pitch (20 back to back 3-minute presentations!), had a ton of stress (and fun) presenting on the main stage! I wanted to share some of the work I’ve been doing with javascript…

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AIR Native extension for simple speech recognition on OSX

Today I played around a bit with speech recognition on OSX. One of the things I did, was create a simple bridge between Adobe AIR and the NSSpeechRecognizer API on OSX. This api allows you to set a predefined list of commands, and listen for those spoken commands. The API is quite simple, and so is…

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OpenCV AIR Native Extension

In preparation of my FITC session last month, I wrote a native extension to integrate OpenCV in your AIR applications. What it does is use OpenCV in a multithreaded extension, to execute HAAR cascades against a bitmap you provide from ActionScript. This bitmap could be a snapshot of your webcam…

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FITC Amsterdam – slides & demo videos of opencv & finger tracking air native extensions

Just got back of the FITC Amsterdam conference, and it’s been awesome! I gave a kinect workshop on sunday, together with my Happy Banana & HOWEST colleague Koen De Weggheleire. Apart from a longer-than-expected installation process of the kinect drivers on mac, we had a great time showing the…

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Access the mac sudden motion sensor with an AIR native extension

AIR on mobile enables you to access the accelerometer of the mobile device. But what about the motion sensor in your macbook / macbook pro computer on the desktop? All macbooks come with a “sudden motion sensor”, which shuts down the hard disk when the laptop moves too much. I wrote an AIR native…

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