Capacitive touch with stock Arduino

Here is a simple R&D example of capacitive touch and Ardruino that I’ve compiled in less than a day. Lots of practical application for this. Come talk to me if you want to know more.

House of Mamba – LED Basketball Court

Nike has created the first full-size LED basketball court in Shanghai for training with Kobe Bryant. The court features motion-tracking and built in reactive LED visualization technology. This is part of the Nike RISE campaign, which is having Kobe Bryant help teach his moves to young players in Shanghai.

“The court can lay out sets of moves for individual people, create drills based on Bryant’s training programme that are adapted for the court, and respond to mistakes as well as display performance stats.”

Full article can be found here adafruit: Nike creates first full-size LED basketball court in Shanghai for training with Kobe Bryant

Europe’s Largest 3D Scanner Looks Like This

The 115 sensors scan objects and print 3D figurines of them (via

The Future of Design is 3D

The Hybridlab, part of the Université de Montréal has developed a collaborative 3D sketching environment called Hyve-3D. It was launched at SIGGRAPH this year.

MindPong -using the power of the mind

“A two player game based on the iconic arcade game, Pong, but with one significant difference: it uses breakthrough electroencephalography (EEG) technology to read brain waves, replacing the need for handheld controls….

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Nomadic Light Sculpture

Artist Doug Aitken creates a generative light sculpture using LED’s that responds to the environment around it.

Behind the scenes

3D Printing Pen

A team of London-based designers claim to have created the world’s smallest 3D-printing pen – an anodized aluminium device called Lix that allows users to “doodle in the air”.

Plane detecting digital board

Being able to get real-time flight information is nothing new. However, using selected flights (from the client’s air line) and contextually tying it with compelling creative is a whole different experience. Thanks for the find Ford!

Interacting with dynamic shapes

A follow up to the 3D Motion Sensor Project previously posted:

MIT invents a shapeshifting display you can reach through and touch.