DanceDanceSense is an economical sensor that can be worn to track movement. Accelerometer readings are sent as OSC messages via WiFi. The sensor is fitted with a small infrared LED that can be tracked with external cameras.
Bill of Materials:
- 1 x NodeMCU ESP8266 amzn
- 1 x ADXL345 Accelerometer amzn
- 1 x 60mm * 80mm Protoboard amzn
- 1 x 3.7V LiPo Battery & charger amzn
- 1 x 1.4V Infrared LED amzn
- 2 x 4.7kΩ Resistors amzn
- 2 x 10Ω Resistors amzn
- Cut the protoboard down 80mm x 28mm.
- Solder the header pins for the accelerometer at one end of the board.
- Fit the NodeMCU at the other and connect the 3v3 and GND to the accelerometer
- Solder 10Ω resistors and LED into place.
- Solder SDA and SCL to D2 and D1.
- Solder 4.7kΩ pullup resistors for SDA and SCL lines.
- Make a battery connector out of 2 header pins and hookup wires.
- Follow the source code link below to configure the onboard software.
DanceDanceSense powered performances:
- ‘CloudSound’, 2017-08-25 at KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns.
Development commissioned by Bonemap.
Copyright (c) Clinton Freeman 2017
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