Generative art from ambient BLE advertisement packets. A work in progress started on #IoTDay 2017 based on our earlier work with midiot and with Philips Hue.
For instructions on how to prepare a Raspberry Pi to run GeneraBLE, see our Experience Generative Art tutorial.
The web interface provides dynamic audiovisual scenes that run in-browser. Scenes provide generative, ambient content for HD displays, for example Square Shades:
GeneraBLE can discover Philips Hue bridges over the local network and drive their connected lights with real-time generative content.
The midi package prerequisites must be met before installation.
ALSA is likely to be the only missing prerequisite, and can be installed as follows:
sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev
From the command line, browse to the folder which will contain your project and run.
npm install generable
In the folder where you installed generable (see above), create a file called generable.js and paste the following contents:
var generable = ;var app = httpPort: 3000 ;
From the command line, in the folder which contains your project, run the following:
Point your favourite web browser to localhost:3000 and begin configuration.
The intent of the GeneraBLE project is for all configuration to be completed through human-friendly web interfaces. The web interfaces currently supported include: Reel (BLE), Hue, MIDI and OSC.
To reset the configuration to default, simply delete the data/generable.db file and restart the program.
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