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How to design an interactive wall

Learn how to design an interactive wall

Our Interactive Wall Kit is a specially selected and designed collection of tools to help you quickly and easily build high resolution, reliable and beautiful interactive walls. The technology in the kit has the capability to create a sound mural, multi-touch wall or add interactivity to projection mapping video installations. In this post, we’ll show you some of our favourite interactive wall installations, how they were built and how you can create a similar interactive display with our Interactive Wall Kit.

Dalziel and Pow’s Animated Smart Wall

Dalziel and Pow’s Animated Smart Wall was one of the first projection mapping (an interactive video wall) projects we saw using the Touch Board. Using video animation, signage and interaction, they created advertising that captured and engaged an audience. They used Electric Paint to create sensors on wooden display walls. The paint was connected to the board through the wood with wires. When the interactive surface was touched by users, the software triggered content, such as video animations and images, that brought the wall to life, creating a surprising and engaging experience. The interactions during the event created illusions of augmented reality.
The Interactive Wall Kit allows you to add interactivity to projection mapping displays. To trigger them through touch, you can easily create wall sensors and Electric Paint. Read more about it in the How to create wall sensors on the front tutorial.
Read more about this project in our blog post.

 

Mustard's Story Board

The most memorable way to share a brand story is to transform it into an experience. Mustard created a projection mapping installation to do just that. Using video mapping (projection mapping) they were able to add a new dimension to their images, creating a more immersive experience. The interactive technology components and connections were all kept behind the wall to create a seamless user experience. They used copper sheets to create sensors, and using the Touch Board’s proximity sensing technology, they adjusted the touch points to detect users through the wooden wall. Their touch on the artwork triggered the technology behind the wall, projecting a variety of media that was mapped on the physical wall displays.

If you want to create discreet wall sensors at the back of the wall, read the How to create wall sensors at the back tutorial.

Read more about this project in our blog post.

Wall and Wall's Interactive Sound Mural

As a solution for their client, Wall and Wall made an interactive sound mural with the Touch Board. They asked their visitors to submit information in real time, which was incorporated into the end product. When an image on the wall was touched, the Touch Board played its corresponding MP3 file. This is a simple, yet effective, application of the technology and is used often by artists to add a unique twist to their artwork. It is simple to do, as the Touch Board comes pre-programmed with its MP3 playing code.
The sensors they created were painted with Electric Paint and then covered with a different colour. You can learn how to do this by reading our How to cover Electric Paint with a different colour tutorial.
Read more about this project in our blog post.

 

 

Miroslav's Playtable

The Playtable from Miroslav uses the proximity sensing abilities of the Touch Board to create a musical instrument out of a table. The Touch Board is able to send MIDI messages to a computer, so the sensors can turn into large scale music instruments and installations.

To explore how to set up the Touch Board with Ableton software, have a look at the Touch Board + Ableton tutorial.

Read more about this project in our blog post.

Knit's Interactive Shop Display

Creating engagement and intrigue within a retail store, even before a customer walks in, can be a challenge. The team at Knit built an interactive shop display using Electric Paint to tackle this challenge. The paint was applied to the window, which acted as a visual screen, and then connected with wires to the Touch Board and software. Upon touching the sensors in front of the glass, the user could switch the corresponding light bulbs in real time.

Sensors like this can be created with Electrode Pads, Electric Paint and conductive copper tabs. Read the wall sensors at the back tutorial to find out more. If you want to find out how to make light switches with the paint, have a read through the light switch tutorial.

Read more about this project in our blog post.

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Interactive Wall Kit

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2019/05/09

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