Gil Sperling

video, stage and music

final project planning

November 20, 2019 by gilsperling

Conclusions from Playtesting

Provide more context – “this is the hebrew bible, book of … chapter …” (projected text).

Create a narrative/something that keeps the user engaged – learning more about the text as they go.

Create an invitation to touch and examine the page – perhaps by showing a spotlighted area on the page, that is already translated.
Maybe….   Instead of the finger touching the page, there is a lens-like object that you move and it reveals the overlay content?

Work plan

Physical interface – scrolling

Read rotary encoder data into Arduino – done
Convert rotary encoder data to image scrolling –
callibrate value scales – rotations to page position

physical interface – hand sensing

Test technologies:

Leapmotion, under the table – doesn’t detect through paper
Leapmotion, above the table – range isn’t good enough
Kinect 2 for Windows, native finger tracking – need to test
Reactivision – need to test
Intel Realsense?


Materials – minimal structure to hold the scroll in place and contain the sensors and microcontroller. wooden legs and framing, clear acrylic plate, wood boxing for the Arduino?
Style – has to evoke the Torah book – make nice handles, use parchment paper
How to attach the encoders to the rods?

Visual/text content

Choose a relatively narrow section of the bible (a short book).
Scan source text images
download translation text, chapter synopses
design translation overlay

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