[PD] Re: PD-list digest, Vol 1 #1414 - 7 msgs

Macciza raien at tpg.com.au
Sun Sep 19 09:53:16 CEST 2004

Hi All, Hi Ian,

I'm not too biased cause I only just got it - but then again I do look 
alternate controllers, so . .. . ..
My initial appraisal is that it works very well indeed - 0 -63 values 
via bend sensors on the fingers, +/- ~ 800 values of x,y,z location in 
front of a receiver unit and 3 switches accessable by the left hand ( 
the unit is right hand only) all work quite well and patched into PD 
Active opensource development on various platforms and a variety of 
available apps providing MIDI or OSC streams of glove data. On my Mac I 
get all the above data as an OSC stream in PD where it is up to me to 
do what I want with. My first project is a basic theremin with pitch, 
volume, modulation, tone, reverb, etc as hand controlled parameters. 
Should be fun ;-) but there are defenitely more ambitious projects to 
be tackled later.
Apparently they were originally about $100 US - now $12-50 at 
computergeeks.com so get yourself a few and hack the extras - view it 
as a FSR and localisation development kit
Checkout the EssentialReality web sight for more details.

On Saturday, September 18, 2004, at 02:30  PM, pd-list-request at iem.at 

> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 16:13:22 -0400
> From: Ian Smith-Heisters <heisters at 0x09.com>
> To: Macciza <raien at tpg.com.au>
> CC:  pd-list at iem.at
> Subject: Re: [PD] P5 glove use and development
> Hmmm... I'm tempted to get one just because it's so cheap. Does it work
> nicely or is it just gimicky? (I guess I can expect you to be kinda 
> biased).
> -Ian
> Macciza wrote:
>> G'day to all,
>> My names Macciza Macpherson and I'm in Sydney, Australia.
>> Just got my dual P5 shipment from ComputerGeeks.com (That sounds kinda
>> weird ?;-) Thanks to Ross Bencina for rekindling the interest after
>> seeing him at UWS Nepean. And the postings on this list. Missed the
>> first batch from computergeeks but the have them in stock again now at
>> US$12.50 each. Best price - elsewhere $20 plus. Though the $40 dollars
>> postage made it a bit odd. I wonder how many you can get for the same
>> postage?
>> Got it up and running very quickly on OSX 10.2.8 using Tim Kregers's
>> p5osc package and Calibrator.app (Thanks heaps Tim for all the help so
>> far.   ;-)
>> Patched it into Pd-0.38 very easily and starting to develop some stuff
>> there. Nothing specific just confirming the OSC stream and controlling
>> a few oscillators. I'm just getting back into pd and so I'm just
>> mucking about for the moment. Would anybody have any patches that I
>> could rework to use the glove as a controller, it would be
>> appreciated, I'm working through the examples etc. but would really
>> like something more complete.
>> Now to look at SC and the rest of the stable to see what is possible!
>> Cool!
>> Might even have get a 'PC' to do AudioMulch stuff, damn! Any 
>> suggestions?
>> I would be interested in chatting with anybody else who is using the
>> p5 particularly on the Mac platform. Also interested in any Mac
>> specific/compatible source code for further development. Feel free to
>> contact me either on or off list to pursue any of these matters.
>> Cheers all,
>> Macciza Macpherson

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