Puppet Long Underwear

This is a glove that senses hand movement and controls a puppet over a live Internet broadcast. A microphone input is also used to control the puppet. The puppet control information is delayed and synchronized with the live video stream.

This was inspired by the work of Sarah Teitler & Jade Jossen.

Technical Notes: I used flex sensors connected to a Basic stamp to sense the hand movements and Geoff Smith’s Director Xtra for sensing the microphone volume. I programmed both the broadcasting module and the client module in Macromedia Director/Lingo outputting to Shockwave. I used the Multi-User Server for synchronous networking and the Sorenson Broadcaster for the live streaming video.

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