Picture Frame

Kathryn Elliot (2002)
Picture Frame. CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, March.

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Abstract

Picture Frames are two or more picture frames that interact with one another. Loved ones separated by distance use the Picture Frame to make others aware that they are thinking of them. Touching a frame causes lights to blink on its partner. A digital frame also simulates the behaviour of the physical one, and displays the name of the person who sent the touch. Any 5"x7" picture may be inserted into the Picture Frame. At the heart of each frame is a conductivity sensor that recognizes touch, and 8 LEDs for the lights, all connected to an Interface Kit. The Grouplab Shared Dictionary acts as the underlying distributed system, where a notification is sent every time the sensor is touched. This project re-implements the Lumitouch frames from the Tangible Media Group's website.

Bibtex entry

@MISC { 2002-PictureFrame-Elliot-0.48,
AUTHOR = { Kathryn Elliot },
TITLE = { Picture Frame },
HOWPUBLISHED = { CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada },
YEAR = { 2002 },
MONTH = { March },
}