Further Steps in Computer Science

First Steps in Computer Science; the SynergyNet app (discussed previously here), has been employed as part of a trial taking place in various schools to evaluate its effectiveness in supporting teachers with the new computer science curriculum for Key Stage 1 in the UK.

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TUIO to UTouch

Using several python packages I’ve been able to bridge from TUIO to UTouch; the touch framework becoming more common amongst linux-based systems.  UTouch enables apps built using it to utilise multi-touch gestures and simple cursor control in most linux systems.

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Kinect and TUIO

We’ve recently been working on utilising the Microsoft Kinect with the SynergyNet project at TEL in Durham.  I’m currently working on several publications concerning this work which I will post updates about when they’re finished.  In the meantime I thought I would post a small application I wrote when I was getting to grips with the Kinect.

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