Deploying the wiimote mouse at the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

So after spending a few weeks researching on the wiimote mouse and creating a prototype, lo and behold, the powers that be decided to deploy it at an actual event in Malaysia for Petronas, in conjunction with the F1 race going on. While I was glad that my research was actually being used, I didn’t …

Proof of concept: Arduino Ethernet shield

I was asked to do some research on the Arduino Ethernet shield for potential uses in interactive installations. So I spent a couple of days learning about it and creating a proof of concept working prototype that shows a two way communication of data via the Ethernet between a PC and an Arduino. Strings and …

Deploying a positioning sensor at the Singapore Science Centre

This was my first deployment for an installation at my new job and it proved to be a good learning experience. We had a positioning device deployed at the Singapore Science Centre on which a laser pointer was mounted. We needed to know where the laser was pointing at, at a scene in front of …

The making of ‘Gramophone’

I made this gramophone in four weeks. It looks and feels like a gramophone but obviously doesn’t function exactly like one. It has a turntable and (fake) vinyl records, but it is actually a laptop in disguise. There is a webcam on top of the screen, and the electronics inside include a Mac Mini and …

The making of ‘The Synesthete’s Music Machine’

My ex-classmates and I have sometimes talked about doing art projects together outside of school while we were still at LASALLE. We even created our own logo and group name called “Art Makes Us” to reflect that we like to make art. A year after we graduated, even though we are all working then, we actually …

The making of Stop Motion – my thoughts

This project took me the better part of six months. There are about 5000 lines of code. It is also my first commercial project when I was still wet-behind-the-ears after graduating from LASALLE. Because of this project, I gained a fair bit of confidence in programming skills, and would say that I have moved on …