Today in class we will do a walk through of the core framework you will be provided with for the generation of final projects. The files have been documented to provide you with a sample and an initial body of coments to guide you to the start. I will continue to work on the framework to provide additional functionality for the groups as it is needed.
It is not required, but highly recommended that you partner with a fellow classmate. Pair programming can be an optimal way to catch bugs and work through logic problems more rapidly than by yourself. Of course the scope of the projects should reflect two minds and bodies.
The project will use the Microsoft Kinect hardware for input and will be projected at a large scale. We will talk through working on the project in absence of having a Kinect unit. Of course if you are interested an able or already have a Kinect you can follow the installation instructions to run the device on your own computer. Even if you are not running the kinect hardware on your computer you should follow the same instructions to install the libraries, etc. so that the processing code will properly compile.
If you are working out of the lab, we will discuss other methods for developing your final projects.