I had some joy today, using the PC and the PS/2 mouse I could cat the output from the mouse directly to the command line.
I then threw it into a text file and converted into HEX(as it was unreadable in the state that was outputted to the command line.
Experiments with what the data was outputting [...]
Found a whole host of mouse information sites in preparation for the hardware linking of the mouse to PC in an unusual method…
Success again today, an additional criteria to working is that the arduino USB monitor must not be open.
Also to avoid headaches of having to shut the terminal window because the script doesn’t shut when pressing ctrl C or ctrl Z it is advisable to let script run for a solid 2 minutes.
The first time Perl [...]
(I’ve decided that from here on out to devote 2 hours per day devoted to practical project)
Toyed around with trying to solve the baffling number transmission issue between the arduino and the perl script reading input from the serial.
Through the map function I can get the arduino to stabilize the input coming from a piezo, [...]
I’ve spent the day immersed in PSFK, trying to let some inspiration soak in via data osmosis.
The below is a pretty cool project
A project such as the one above is actually inspiration for trying to get close to the craft elements of human life (i.e. the process) that are being elided by algorithmic/computational culture [...]
I may be arriving at insight as to why the perl script doesn’t pick up on messages sent via arduino. It receives them in println “desired string” but it never picks up things printed as DEC or INT defined variables.
I have no explanation for why, but all of a sudden I can get things to [...]
Continuing the trend of everything being harder than it should be, trying to find the part of the computer where I can read the data coming from x and y ports is proving ridiculously hard to find. I have found some useful links however:
One interesting thing about using a mouse as a device to think [...]
Thinking about Siodhna describing how a drop of ink can be used in a glass of water in a form of scrying made me wonder about a possible interface output that did just that; drop little droplets of ink into water every x amount of periodic time. The drops would be dropped in a mapping [...]
Alan got my server up and running, leading to a ridiculous amount of laptops/desktops in my possession.
Also tested the straw hack of the mouse, it worked like a treat!
And en route I discovered a potentially useful mouse and arduino hack!
http://www.plastibots.com/?p=37 mouse hack of Apples ‘mighty mouse’
http://www.windmeadow.com/node/54 hack wii nunchuck and use it as accelerometer!!!
Coding straight for two days has been a useful exercise, as a humbling reinforcement of how little I still know, and how much time I need to allow on the coding side of things given my ignorance of the languages.
Nonetheless my code is an impressive testament to what can be accomplished via a cursory understanding [...]