Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Firefly

Real-time data flow between the digital and physical world
Firefly connects physical devices with Rhino though Grasshopper for both input and output. The physical devices supported include:

  • Arduino connected to LEDS, lights, motors, valves, sensors, etc.
  • Webcam streaming
  • Mobile devices (iOS + Android) using OSC and UDP
  • Internet feeds and search XML feeds 
  • Kinect game controller including skeleton tracking
  • Leap Motion controller
  • Microphones and speakers
  • Many more...
Other features include:
  • Visualize Sensor Data within Firefly / Grasshopper
  • Generate code to upload to an Arduino board
  • Basic sound input and processing tools
  • Datalogging, counting and playback
  • Machine Vision toolkit including edge detection, color filtering, convolution filtering and much more.
New features include:
  • Rewritten Firefly Firmata with support for Arduino Due.
  • Improved Leap Finger Tracking.
  • Kinect V2 support
  • Several bug fixes.
  • New components: 
    • PID loops
    • Bitmap Tracer
    • Bitmap Decompose/Recompose & Threshold


Vasco C. Rocha said...

Very interesting... where can i see real case aplications of these components?
All the best!

Brian James said...

There are some examples shown on the Firefly site here