July 27, 2011
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This year I was lucky to be selected as one of the speakers at Adobe MAX 2011! I will have a session that will talk about integrating various hardware products with Adobe Flash, Flex and AIR. Most of my talk will revolve around using the Microsoft Kinect and Arduino based (and other AVR) projects as inputs and outputs from the Flash/Flex/AIR stack.
If you have been following me lately on Twitter, you will see me talking about some projects that I’ve been working on, including a Kinect version of Space Invaders, and a BikePOV. Both of these projects will be shown during my talk (in addition to others!) The Kinect is such a cool input device that I think it hampered only by the developers working with it (the situation with drivers, required libraries, dependencies and lack of documentation makes it REAL hard for non-developers to do anything with them). The Arduino allows hobbyists to use their basic electronics skills to build very complex electronic gadgets and interact with them using a computer. These are all things that required EE degrees when I was a kid, so it’s super cool to see that technology has progressed to the point where you can build this stuff quickly and easily.
Make sure to sign up for the session! It is on Tuesday from 1 – 2pm!