prototyping new machine: the Scan Table

Photo: blackhole-factory

We are prototyping a new machine. The Scan Table is a computer controlled ‘turntable’ equipped with a Fire-I cam + a USB-microscope. A stepper motor is controlled by a max patch using an arduino board and a stepper driver to scan small objects. The images are live processed by a jitter patch and projected. The same objects are also used to create live processed sound by a max/msp patch. All three patches (for motor control, video and sound are exchanging control data and influencing each other creating an unstable situation.

The first public usage of this beast will be in the project ‘Die Situation ist unter Kontrolle’ at Kunstmühle this weekend Nov 4 + 5.

Some video from the machine at work will follow soon.

Photo: blackhole-factory