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Some common UI words in various languages

Here are some common user-interface terms (Clear, Cancel, Continue, Quit, Initializing) translated into various languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian. This kind of localization information can sometimes be difficult to find, and may be helpful for […]

Installing Arduino with Firmata for MaxMSP and Processing in OSX

Firmata is a library which allows environments like Processing and MaxMSP/Jitter to communicate with the Arduino microcontroller over USB. More specifically, Firmata allows these environments to treat the tethered Arduino as a transparent interface board for communicating with sensors and actuators. This means that students learning MaxMSP or Processing can execute a reasonable subset of […]

GML Stenciler: Laser Cut Patterns from Graffiti Markup Language

We announce the release of GMLStenciler, an open-source software project for converting Graffiti Markup Language (GML) drawings into vector-art stencils suitable for laser cutting. This free tool solves the problem of transforming GML’s widthless linear strokes into adjustably-thickened stencil patterns with automatically bridged islands. GMLStenciler is built in openFrameworks, an open-source C++ toolkit 
for creative […]

Rectified Flowers

Kyle McDonald and I were reading about domain shifting between polar and Cartesian geometries, and noticed that flowers make particularly interesting subjects for this transformation. Abusing my open-source BloggieUnwarper panoramic-imaging software with some flower photographs from Flickr, we produced the “flower panoramas” below. This is what you would see if you were doing panoramic imaging […]

Open-Source Panoramic Video: Bloggie + OpenFrameworks & Processing

I’m pleased to announce the release of free code and tools, created in openFrameworks and Processing, for unwarping the panoramic videos produced by the popular Sony Bloggie solid-state camera. The inexpensive Bloggie ($160-190), in many ways similar to the Flip, is a perfectly decent little pocket camera with one exceptionally notable feature: it allows for […]