Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

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Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by timgarbos » 05 May 2012, 13:03

Just wan't to showcase a small project I worked on with my roommates (Martin, K, Jonas) and some friends last week. It turned out quite nice.

It's going to be showcased around Jutland during the summer, but will probably return to Copenhagen around the end of the summer.

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Farmors baghave is a playground that mimics the experience of playing in the dirt, puddles and shrubberies of grandma's garden where your only limit is your imagination. Create, jump, swim and play as you watch day turn to night. Farmors Baghave is an interactive toy which explores the bounderies between physical play and digital games.

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Re: Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by Aske » 06 May 2012, 22:23

Cool game, it seems like you make good use of the physical interface. Hope it becomes a succes, please notify when you have time and place in Copenhagen :)

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Re: Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by Scurvy Lobster » 06 May 2012, 22:36

Hvor fedt! Håber I bliver rige og berømte på det :)
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Re: Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by Vanulla_Ace » 07 May 2012, 14:03

HA! It looks really cool and playful :)

One technical question: How do the game recoqnize the buildning blocks. Is it done with a webcam from above or below, or are you using some dark sorcery magic, to make it happen?
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Re: Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by timgarbos » 07 May 2012, 14:15

Hello,

No secrets. We are using a rather nice camera to track from inside the box as well as we have all light sources inside the box; the camera is mounted to the alu box frame and should be super steady. This should in theory make it quite stable to whatever the players are doing outside the box (fx. having the installation standing in changing disco lights while people are dancing on the table shouldn't affect the tracking, but we never got to test this particular case).

I'll write up some post about how we made the whole thing at some point.

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Re: Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by Vanulla_Ace » 07 May 2012, 14:48

@tim

Would be cool. I have a thing for custom built cabinets.
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Re: Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by VictorB » 31 Aug 2012, 23:35

Ser sjovt og Kreativt ud, er det noget man kan prøve evt. købe?

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Re: Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by timgarbos » 03 Sep 2012, 10:54

Det staar i oejeblikket i Aalborg, men udstillingen har vidst vaeret udsat for haervaerk. Hvis alt gaar efter planen sendes det til Irland til en udstilling i naeste maaned.

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Re: Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by Steffen Kabbelgaard » 03 Sep 2012, 21:09

Instant buy on release!
Medmindre der er en free to play version hvor jeg kan modde mine historier?

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Re: Farmors Baghave - Interactive playground

Unread post by VictorB » 04 Sep 2012, 12:35

Det staar i oejeblikket i Aalborg, men udstillingen har vidst vaeret udsat for haervaerk
baah folk kan bare ikke glæde sig på andres vejene :( surt!

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