The combobulator produces interactive, reactive projections based upon the movements and sounds of the participant(s) in 3D space.
We are building the combobulator... an interactive art installation that produces patterns and images based upon the movements and sounds of the person(s) in the zone of combobulation. Sensors track a person’s movements in 3D space and turns those motions into an avatar and projects them back on the screen. A microphone will feed audio into the combobulator which will affect aspects of the projection based on the strength and frequency of the sounds.
To really find out what it does... you have to dance and sing to the combobulator and it will burst forth with light and motion in return. The participant becomes the artist and can "paint" or interact with objects on the screen.
We need your help to make this project a reality. We're building a projection screen that we can tear down and move easily. In addition to purchasing the projector and generator, we're designing custom LED light fixtures for the trusses and the area of interaction. Weatherproof boxes will be constructed to protect the generator and projector. We also have to code all the different interactive environments that will make the combobulator reactive. Our tool set will be a mix of open source and commercially available hardware and software. We're designing custom circuit boards, purchasing infrared sensors, LEDs, a generator, a projector, trusses, fabric, wire, lumber and the list keeps growing.
Thank you for helping us add tender to our creative spark!! We can't wait to see your faces as you interact with the combobulator!!!
AnDrew and James, -The combobulator team.
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pledged of $3,500 goal
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Mar 4, 2011 - Jun 2, 2011
Pledge $5 or more
In addition to our sincere thanks, you'll get access to all the combobulator updates with information and links to the hardware/software we're using to create this project.
Pledge $25 or more
We'll give you access to all the updates and send you full-color combobulator stickers in addition to your name being listed as a contributing combobulator collaborator.
Pledge $50 or more
We'll send you a combobulator t-shirt, stickers and your name will be listed as a contributing collaborator. You will also receive an invitation to our private preview party for the combobulator in the Denver/Boulder, Colorado area. You'll get to play with the combobulator before anyone else does. Can you say "bragging rights?"
Pledge $250 or more
We'll send you a combobulator t-shirt and your name will be listed as a contributing collaborator. You will also receive an invitation to our private preview party for the combobulator in May of 2011 in the Denver/Boulder, Colorado area. You will also receive a custom made combobulator belt with a battery powered LED matrix buckle.
Pledge $600 or more
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We'll bring the combobulator to your party, club, festival or house for one evening. Mileage would apply to those outside the Denver/Boulder area. (Sorry, no out of state travel at this level.)