Final Part I

Hi Class,

All of this work had to come to an end at some point, so I thought I would summarize what I have been working on and tell you all a bit about my project. To begin, I went into this class knowing that I wanted to learn more about micro-controllers and how to create technology and art together.


I was originally draw to the idea of creating a simulation, but I had a hard time fitting the constraints of the problem with just a simulation. This organically led to pursuing a project that was developed in the virtual world, but came to life in the physical one. I stumbled upon projection mapping through a raspberry pi tutorial that was intended to be simple projection mapping with computer vision. I played around with the idea, but the aesthetic wasn’t really there so I cut the vision aspect.  Projection mapping is a really dynamic implementation of what traditionally is

The program ofxPiMapper is an opensource platform that was developed to be used with a RPi. It was a bit hard to set up, because I was using a corrupted SD card. Once I had installed everything from the remote git account all I needed to do was import images and videos that I wanted to stream.


Minimum Viable Product 

I realized a bit late that the task of creating a platform to project onto is pretty hard with my timeline, so I went with a minimum viable product (MVP) of creating origami pyramids to project onto. I got the idea out of necessity, because I wasn’t able to laser cut in the ITLL and I really wanted a crisp set of lines for the project.


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  • Joseph Coulombe
    May 8, 2019 6:48 pm

    I think the amount of time you spent on this focusing on the programming is essential for you to take full advantage of it. The look that you’ve created already looks awesome.

  • Brittany Callin
    May 8, 2019 5:37 pm

    I love the colors and the motion this ended up having. It is very dynamic. I wish your base shape was a little bit more complex than it currently is though.

  • Andre Gruber
    May 6, 2019 12:24 pm

    When I heard you talking about a projection project, I thought you were referring to those holographic projections. I was really intrigued when you started talking about projection mapping. It’s been something that interests me but I didn’t know how accessible it was. Did you play around with different shapes or projections?

  • Jaehyung Lee
    May 5, 2019 9:26 pm

    Wow. I didn’t know RaspberryPi can do projection mapping. Nice job executing a combination of technology and art!

  • Shalil Jain
    May 2, 2019 4:57 pm

    This was a good summary of all of your work. It was very thorough. The project turned out well and the aesthetic is clearly defined. It looks professional as well! Great job!

  • Ibrahim Alhajji
    May 1, 2019 10:43 pm

    Hi Owen,
    Great work. It is very interesting learning about your design. origami triangles looks very good. good job.

  • Yousef Alqattan
    April 30, 2019 12:57 pm

    Very unique idea Owen,
    Creating origami is an ancient art and merging it with the technology of today would be an amazing project to work on. I am very excited to see your end results at expo. The program you are using is new to me, but I think you are trying to make the virtual world, “real”, in some sense. Good luck

  • I heard you talking with Andre after the presentation about collaborating. I think the design of his project suits your projection mapping really well, excited to see if you guys can come up with something before the class expo!

  • Nicole Maggio
    April 29, 2019 1:48 pm

    This is a very creative project! I especially like the video that you chose to project on to the shape. There seems to be so many things you can do with this idea in regards to shapes that you can project on to, size, and actual projections. Have you thought about continuing with this project and working with bigger shapes and different projections?

  • Brandon Smith
    April 29, 2019 1:33 pm

    Hey Owen good work on your project. I enjoyed your presentation the the project mapping aesthetic. I think origami has a great aesthetic and works well with your project. What other shapes/ideas do you have in mind for the future?

  • Taylor Whittemore
    April 29, 2019 1:23 pm

    Owen, This is a really neat project. I think that the outcome is really cool and definitely sounds like you put a lot of work into it. It also sounds like you have increased your technical knowledge and learned a lot. I also really like your idea of using origami triangles to save costs. I was wondering where you think that this project could go in the future given that you continue iterating upon your design

  • Owen, nice job it was very interesting to learn about projection mapping overall I enjoyed your well-planned presentation. Your triangle looks very good I would even buy it. Are there multiple settings to it, like different colors speeds or shapes? The underwater feel is a little contrasting with the sharp edges of the triangles. Overall I would give you an A+ for the project.


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