The VJacket uses a Bluetooth Arduino microcontroller board to wirelessly relay the sensor data to the computer. To take it from there, we built the Arduino2OSC bridge: an easily configurable graphical interface that creates customizable OpenSoundControl messages from the sensor data. It also allows you to adjust the analog input data from the Arduino to your exact needs – scaling input and output values, adding cutoff thresholds, etc. – with enough options to (hopefully) cover all your Arduino input requirements: no matter if your sensor is a continuous slider or a one-hit piezo contact mic, no matter if you are manipulating a video effect or triggering audio samples, we tried to make it flexible enough so you’re not stuck reprogramming a new patch for every project – just make a new preset and you’re done!
For our first video demo, we used the VJacket through Arudino2OSC to send OpenSoundControl messages to Resolume Avenue, a popular VJ program. The Arduino2OSC bridge interface is generic enough to send any type of OSC or MIDI message to any program that accepts them, including other video or audio programs like Arkaos Grand VJ, Max/MSP/Jitter, Reaktor, Abelton Live, Propellerheads Reason, Supercollider, Kyma, Processing, OpenFrameworks, etc. You can even send the messages over the LAN for networked performances