To recap, for my final I am installing my eye tracking glasses onto a tablet that I wear as clothing. The tablet displays what I am seeing. The concept is acknowledging the power of eye communication by amplifying what I am looking at on my clothing. This will be a spectacle and kind of silly looking, but I am curious about how it will feel to wear it. It was accepted to the show, so I have a little bit more time to figure out the wearable component.
After trying to hack the bluetooth Looxcie camera for several days, I decided to give it a rest until after the end of the semester. It doesn’t seem completely impossible, but I don’t see it happening any time this week. Or it may be impossible.
I am taking Dan’s advice to focus on the calibration and display of the information. I now have the sketch calibrating by having the user look out instead of at the screen. My attempts at incorporating a mask or the view that I am looking are not working out because they are really processor intensive and really slow down the sketch.
My next massive fail was trying to attach the glasses to ITP’s motorola tablet. I’m so mad at that thing. Attaching USB cameras to tablets is not as easy as I originally thought.
I am going to borrow a tablet that runs Windows 7, there are a few and I am going to try to find one, to finish the project for the show, and if that is not possible, I will try using a small projector.. In the meantime, I will attempt to make a sketch that doesn’t move super slowly.