Monthly Archives: April 2011

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"Here are a few tips to put ointment on that owie"
Adam Glazier

Pixel Perfect Illustrator Tips

The process of making one or hundreds of Illustrator files pixel perfect is a pain in the arse, so here are a few tips to put ointment on that owie. For digital screen based design, I highly suggest using Photoshop or Fireworks over Illustrator. However, there are times when you have no choice but to […]

kinect
"We got a Kinect to play around with and learn about the possibilities it offers for ... straight-up awesome."
Brad Simpson

Kinect Interactivity Demo

I’m sure by now everyone in the world has seen some ‘hack’ involving a Microsoft Kinect and some clever programming. Microsoft’s Kinect is a computer-vision dream come true; an infrared depth sensor with impressive resolution and a standard RGB video camera. Throw in some microphones for sound capture and you have a force to be reckoned with.

With all of the crazy possibilities that the Microsoft Kinect offers, we got a Kinect for the Palo Alto office to play around with and learn about the possibilities it offers for storytelling, prototyping, and straight-up awesome. Click through to read more on what’s going on behind the scenes of this video and the source to get a version of your own up and running!

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"We love seeing when our work gets used or repurposed"
Dave Vondle

Our Arduino Mini Shield on SparkFun!

After requests for the Arduino Mini Shield to be made available for purchase, I spoke with SparkFun to see if they could produce and sell the board.   This way people won’t have to go through the hassle of making a board run and populating them themselves. Today I was pleasantly surprised to see the […]