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Hardware Suppliers: Microcontrollers, Interfaces and sensor/actuator kits.

In recent years, the market for such devices has opened up very much to an amateur audience, with very user-friendly kits to make physical devices that include digital control. And VVVV is an ideal software toolkit to couble them with high-performance PC applications. Here are a few links.

Kits

  • Phidgets a modular microcontroller-sensor-actuator system, competitive pricing, large range of modules (even a nifty mini joystick), but closed source.
  • Convenient starter kits for the Prototyping Interfaces book.
  • Sparkfun Inventor's Kit.
  • Arduino possibly the cheapest microcontroller with a usb port on the market. Open Source, with a friendly community. Read more about vvvv and Arduino.
  • C-Control by Conrad, rather old project, but keeps developing.
  • MakingThings develop the Teleo Board and the new, rather powerful MAKE controller.
  • Parallax maker of the basic stamp, one of the first microcontroller kits geared at beginners.
  • Interface Z is selling midi I/O cards, sensors, and giving on its site a full documentation on how do yourself a lot of things ( sensor carpet, etc...)

Interfaces

Other Stuff

Books

  • Prototyping Interfaces book
  • Arduino Cookbook, Michael Margolis, ISBN 1449313876, English
  • Making Things Talk, Tom Igoe, ISBN 1449392431, English
  • Programming Interactivity, Joshua Noble, ISBN 144931144X, English
  • Physical Computing by Dan O'Sullivan, Tom Igoe, ISBN 159200346X, English
  • Practical Electronics for Inventors, Paul Scherz, ISBN 0070580782, English
  • Bauelemente (Elektronik, Bd.2), Klaus Beuth, ISBN 3802319575, German
  • Digitaltechnik (Elektronik, Bd.4) Klaus Beuth, Olaf Beuth, ISBN 3802317556, German

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~19h ago

joreg: Two #vvvv workshops this week in #berlin: Friday: Physical Computing, Saturday: Computer Vision. Tickets: upcoming-full-day-vvvv-gamma-workshops-in-berlin

~1d ago

joreg: @cznickesz also feel free to join our chat for such questions: chat

~1d ago

cznickesz: @joreg: Yeah, I´ll give it a try! Thx

~1d ago

joreg: @cznickesz: we're hoping this week. but depends on feedback. please test your project and let us know if it works.

~2d ago

cznickesz: @joreg: I should stop asking my questions so cryptic ;-) So right away: is final Beta39 hours, days or weeks away?

~2d ago

joreg: @cznickesz: the idea of an RC is exactly to make sure your projects will work with it. your last chance to report problems with b39.

~2d ago

cznickesz: So how "RC" is the "RC3"? I have to update an old project soon and I´m wondering if I should wait and directly update to Beta39

~2d ago

joreg: @takuma, the "one frame" issue was fixed in RC3 for beta39, see: beta39-release-candidate

~2d ago

Takuma: @joreg thank!! Ill try this. Are there a way to send video texture from vvvv to vl? fromimage node in vl somehow only sends 1 frame

~2d ago

cznickesz: @ravasquez thx, so I need to stop avoiding nuget in the end ;-)