Richard Scott is an artist in experimental electronic music. He composes music with his WiGi instrument which is developed by STEIM. During this project, the first WiGi I was updated to a WiGi II. Next to this, I searched for new gestural and tracking technology for the new WiGi 3.0.

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The WiGi II: a more robust and reliable WiGi instrument.

The WiGi II: a more robust and reliable WiGi instrument.

The WiGi II exists out of two wireless controllers. Each controller is a merge of the Buchla Lightning controllers and custom electronics developed by STEIM and me. I was mainly responsible for redesigning the physical properties of the controllers, focussing on robustness and ergonomics.

The main project was developing a new wireless gestural and position recognition technology for Richard. The Buchla Lightning controllers were expensive, rare and unreliable in durability, thus needed to be replaced.

The Pixart IR detection circuit with sense/stage board

The Pixart IR detection circuit with sense/stage board

The technology used was a IR camera obtained from a Wii controller, connected to a Arduino Sense/Stage board. This sensor is able to detect up to 4 IR sources from big distances.

The final sensor was boxed up and ready for use.

The Pixart sensor boxed up

The Pixart sensor boxed up

The handheld controllers (2) were newly prototyped for ergonomics. The integrated technology existed out PWM IR LED’s for controller recognition.

Wax mockup of new IR controller for Richard Scott, including electronics

Wax mockup of new IR controller for Richard Scott, including electronics