Category Archive: Others

Jan 18

Kinect Light Control

Hello In this post I present you a new proof-of-concept project I’ve been working on. It’s called Kinect Light Control and enables the use of Kinect to control a series of moving-head lighting fixtures. Here is a video demonstrating the system, its usage scenarios and a demonstration.

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Jan 04

The Best Xmas Gift – Visit to Martin Professional

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Back in October 15th, I told you about the contest I won. All my interest in the lighting industry and admiration for the Martin Professional brand earned me a trip to their Happy Factory and the Head-Quarters at 16th and 17th of December. This was the best Christmas gift I could ask for. A dream come …

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Aug 14

Presenting RD/MPCTools

Martin M-PC is a new free software that can be used in stage lighting productions, compatible with the ENTTEC USB-to-DMX interfaces. Being able to use a free software that is compatible with my home-made USB-DMX interface is very appealing. The M-PC Graphical Interface is user-friendly, but developed to be easy to use with touch-screens! Because …

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Mar 29

DMX512 Protocol at Low Level

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DMX512 (acronym for Digital Multiplex 512) is a serial protocol widely used to control lighting equipment. It was created to define a common communication standard between all the lighting devices, regardless of the manufacturer. Before robotic lighting appeared, lighting in shows was based on simple projectors, with color filters placed in front of them to create different …

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Mar 04

RS bluePi give-away

Fresh news. If you are thinking of getting a RaspberryPi, try your luck before “wasting” your money. In order to celebrate Raspberry’s first anniversary, RS Components (one of the two main distributors) is giving away a limited edition of a thousand blue Raspberry Pis. Here is everything you need to know: http://www.designspark.com/eng/blog/limited-edition-raspberry-pi The competition ends on Thursday …

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