AmplifyLA Interactive Bike Installation

Amplify.la ( a startup accelerator in Venice CA) An interactive installation for their upcoming launch party. I have always loved the concept of physical, analog objects interacting with digital, so for the concept I decided to have an exercise bike that drove you through a digital world. Using an Arduino microcontroller to detect each pedal of the bike, we then sent that info to Touch Designer which handled the creation of the game and the visuals. The Microsoft Kinect tracks the users leaning from side to side, giving us a way to navigate even when using a stationary exercise bike. We only had 5 days to make everything so this was a crazy quick project. Thanks to Matthew Wachter and Ming Hsiung coming in and helping make this thing on such a tight deadline.