Upcoming Events

Jason Kelly Johnson will be running a one-day intensive Firefly/Arduino Workshop "RESPONSIVE BUILDING FACADES" on July 27, 2012 in San Francisco (as a part of the Architect's Newspaper "Art and Science of Building Facades" Symposium.) Register here.

*Read Jason's Hardware Recommendations blog post for 2012-13 Firefly Workshops.  

Are you teaching or participating in a workshop that is using Firefly?  Let us know about it and we'll feature it here on the Firefly website! (info@fireflyexperiments.com)

Entries by Editor (29)

Tuesday
Jun262012

Paysages Domestique

Impressive video by Romain Remigereau using the Firefly Kinect Skeleton Tracker to fabricate a custom designed flower vase.  Find out more here: https://vimeo.com/36504531

Wednesday
Jun202012

Digital Garden Workshop FabLab Sevilla

Really interesting (and fun) results from a workshop conducted at the FabLab in Sevilla, Spain.

Wednesday
Jun202012

Hanging Liminality - Final Prototype

The final prototype titled Hanging Liminality by James Ye-Won Lee and Jonathan Fernandes, two masters students at the University of Sydney.  The installation uses 28 servo motors and an Arduino Mega.  In addition, they used a PS Eye webcam to control the servos so they react in response to video movement.  Nice job guys!

Saturday
May192012

Hanging Liminality

Nice kinetic landscape by masters students at the University of Sydney. Great work guys! - Jason

Sunday
Apr222012

Hektor Machine

A drawing machine using Firefly, Arduino, and stepper motors created by Marshall Prado.

Thursday
Mar292012

OWI Robot Control

Really cool robotic control project by OOOJA architects.
Tuesday
Mar132012

Hacking a HexBug Robot with Firefly

This project comes from Jose Garcia del Castillo at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.  Adapted from: http://buildsmartrobots.ning.com/profiles/blogs/hack-a-hexbug-spider-for-serial-control-with-a-ti-launchpad

Wednesday
Feb012012

New Computer Vision Tools

A sneak preview of a new suite of Firefly computer vision tools available for Grasshopper.

Friday
Dec232011

Adaptive Blinking Prototype

This is a really cool prototype built by Chiachi Yeh at the Bartlett AAD program.  For more information, check out the vimeo feed.
Friday
Dec232011

Peepers

Another really cool demonstration by Chiachi Yeh at the Bartlett AAD program.  A very simple but effective use of photosensors to detect the position of a person within a space and have a facade (projection) respond. 
Tuesday
Dec062011

Responsive Aperture System

Video by LSUFreerider showing a responsive wall system which opens and closes a series of opening in reponse to changing light levels.

Tuesday
Dec062011

Simulation of Louver Movement

Simulation of louver movement in response to the position of the sun.  Video by Julian Hildebrand, Ohad Meyuhas, IAAC 2011.

Wednesday
Nov092011

Kinect Hand Tracking

A simple demo (included in the Firefly Kinect 0.0002 download zip file) which shows how to create a custom hand-tracking display.

Sunday
Aug282011

Respsonive Membrane Study

A responsive membrane study created by YouTube member 87476 which uses the reacTIVision camera tracking component to control a series of effects.

Sunday
Aug282011

Firefly Facade Study

A prototype facade system developed by Jonatan Schumacher at the Hybrid Prototypes workshop in January 2011.

Saturday
Jul092011

Arduino Code Generator + Upload to I/O Board

A quick demo showing how to use the new Firefly Code Generator to convert a Grasshopper definition into Arduino compatible code (C++). It also shows how to upload an Arduino sketch directly from Grasshopper using the Firefly Upload to Board component.

Saturday
Jul092011

Firefly + Kinect Head Tracking

First attempt at creating a 3D display using head tracking from the Kinect sensor and the Firefly skeleton tracker.

Saturday
Jul092011

Firefly + Kinect + Arduino

Simple setup using the Kinect sensor and the Firefly skeleton tracker to control an LED and Servo using gestural movements.

Saturday
Jul092011

Firefly + Breath OSC



Demo using BreathOSC (free iphone app) with Firefly and Kangaroo (free plugins for Grasshopper) to simulate wind effects.

Demo put together by: Andrew Payne and Daniel Piker

Saturday
Jul092011

Firefly + TouchOSC

Demo using TouchOSC (mobile phone app) and Firefly (a free plugin for Grasshopper) to control LED's and motors.