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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 build robust, reliable and beautiful interactive walls. With this kit, you can create sound murals or add interactivity to projection mapping installations. In this tutorial, we’ll show you some of our favourite interactive wall installations, how they were built and how you can create something similar 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 projects we saw using the Touch Board. They used Electric Paint to create sensors on wooden walls. When users touched the Electric Paint sensors, they triggered animations that brought the wall to life. The paint was connected to the board through the wood with wires.

With the Interactive Wall Kit, you can easily create your 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.

 

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Mustard's Story Board

Mustard created a projection mapping installation on a wooden wall but kept all the electronics and connections at the back of the wall. They used copper sheets to create sensors and using the Touch Board’s proximity sensing function, they adjusted them so they could sense users through the wood. Their touch on the artwork triggered the sensor behind the wall.

If you want to create your 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.

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Wall and Wall's Interactive Sound Mural

For their client, Wall and Wall made an interactive sound mural with the Touch Board. When the sensors were touched, the Touch Board played a selection of MP3 files. This 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.

 

 

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Miroslav's Playtable

The Playtable from Miroslav uses the proximity sensing abilities of the Touch Board to create a musical table. The Touch Board is able to send MIDI messages to a computer, so the sensors can be used for large scale music installations.

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

Read more about this project in our blog post.

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Knit's Interactive Shop Display

The team behind Knit created an interactive shop display using Electric Paint. The paint was applied to the window and connected with wires to the Touch Board. Upon touching the sensors in front of the glass, the user switched the corresponding light bulbs on.

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

Date Posted

2019/05/09

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