AR Sandbox mostly complete! Few questions left.

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  • #101568

    INTPTT
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    Badass! Glad it’s working well for you. As mentioned in another thread, we got the 6-button device today. It works fantastic and so easy to program! Quite powerful as well. We’re gonna think about other ways to make a good use of it.

    #101576

    Jensen
    Participant

    so to accomplish this we made two scripts (possibly a much simpler way to do this, but this is what got the job done for us)

    first

    make a script in your /Shaders file; for lava save cp SurfaceAddWaterColor-Lava.fs SurfaceAddWaterColor.fs as switch-to-lava.sh

    then make a second script in your home directory named lava-switch.sh

    cd ~/src/SARndbox-1.5-001/share/SARndbox-1.5/Shaders
    ./switch-to-lava.sh

    then point your shortcut to the script in your home directory, the command would simply be ./lava-switch.sh For some reason we had trouble getting the shortcut to run directly from the /Shaders directory.

    P.S. be sure to rename these directories if you update to 1.6!!!

    #101721

    Dhansberry
    Participant

    if you take apart a keyboard and use the little electronic board to wire the switch, you can connect this button to it to represent a key.
    they are dirt cheap. You get 5 of them for the price!

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    #101726

    INTPTT
    Participant

    We did try the keyboard route (taking it apart) but ended up going with something a little more permanent. (The kids are rough on things.) The 6-button controller is working wonderfully, and we got it for $13. Actually got two, and I’m glad we did because one was ripped off during “community free day.” (O_O)

    #101727

    INTPTT
    Participant

    Here’s some more recent pictures (after the weekly maintenance we’ve discovered is needed: cleaning the covers over the projector and Kinekt, adding sand and recalibrating.)

    Final 1

    Final 1

    Final 1

    #102107

    BrooksideTechTeam
    Participant

    Is there any way to assign these to keyboard keys?

    #102108

    INTPTT
    Participant

    Yes! I think we have that in another post somewhere with the scripts. If you look at the pictures in this post, you can see a 6-button controller hanging from it on the left. 1 is water, 2 is lava, 3 is snow, 4 is ice/tropical, 5 is green (toxic waste) and 6 is fill. Works perfectly – we have them mapped to F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and #9 I believe. I know we posted the code somewhere about mapping. I’ll see if Jensen (user here, the main tech on this project) can add a bit more to it or find the link.

    #102148

    BrooksideTechTeam
    Participant

    That would be awesome! Thank you for the reply, as well.

    #102163

    BrooksideTechTeam
    Participant

    You also mentioned the use of the xdotool, but I have no idea how to use it (let alone install it). Is there a step-by-step method anywhere that I can use? I have the shaders installed in the files that you provided, but I’m stuck at the button-assigning process.

    #108306

    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Hello there INTPTT, would you be willing to share with the group a copy of the scripts/adjusted files you are using to make all the colour changes and button features?

    Or maybe you can email me at mkaszuba@pvnccdsb.on.ca if there is no way to post attachments.

    Thanks.

    #108314

    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Would you be willing to share your shaders and cfg files that you have created to make your project complete?

    #110880

    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Hi all. Craig Beals (https://www.bealsscience.com/single-post/2017/06/07/Augmented-Reality-Sandbox-will-Blow-Your-Mind) has a great video about his build. I have taken taken his build and created Sketchup files, and an stl file to see it in 3d.

    BealsScience files

    PLease note: I added a computer shelf to his original build.

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