We like myo.
We like sock puppets.
We like animated myo sock puppets.
What it does
You wear the myo.
We draw the sock puppet.
The sock puppet says the quotes.
How we built it
We parsed the quotes from a text list and translated them into speech. We then linked the myo and ran the animation and quotes whenever the myo recognized sock puppet movements.
Challenges we ran into
Learned Node.js and Socket.io to connect the myo (and then found a better way to integrate it)
Processing does not like to let us thread the sound and animation so we had to be tricky
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Slept 8 hours/night at a hackathon
Our glorious animation
A working project
What we learned
What's next for puppetree
Setting up on a website, so everyone can enjoy puppetree with or without a myo
Adding more characters so you can have a movie-quote-sock-puppet conversation with your friends
Set up an online chat room so you can converse with your friends through sock puppet animations instead of instant messaging
Adding more trees to the sock puppet background