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Hello everyone. Hope you are doing well.

 

A client requested us to install WO system to run 3 blended projectors projecting on a curved screen in a museum. And also, he asked that when someone enters the room the video starts rolling. We

 

think that we need 2 Watchpax 2 as display and 1 laptop as production PC. I believe though that we can remove the production PC and let one of the display Watchpax become the master and automatically run the show. Any reference on how to achieve that?

 

Also, I was wondering if any of you have any idea of how can we use a motion sensor or occupancy sensor to trigger the video task to run in WO. As you know, there are plenty of manufacturers of these sensors but they are not made to be integrated with WO i suppose. Will it work without production PC? And of course we need a simple solution and to be at minimal cost.

I suppose the sensor should send Midi, DMX or command string over network.

 

Thanks in advance!

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You can use PIR Sensors(Passive Infrared Sensor). Program it on arduino and convert the inputs and output them as midi notes. You can sense from a maximum of 6 meters and trigger different timelines using PIR Sensors and arduino to midi. I have done some shows with similar requirements a couple of years back.

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Visual Productions IoCore (http://www.visualproductions.nl/products/iocore.html) is great for translating pretty much anything to anything (GPIO, relays, sensors, RS232, DMX, ArtNet, UDP, TCP) in a hardware box. If you prefer MIDI then you'll need to use the CueCore instead though.

 

 

IoCore seems to be what we need! I was looking for simpler and less expensive solution though. Thanks a lot!

 

 

You can use PIR Sensors(Passive Infrared Sensor). Program it on arduino and convert the inputs and output them as midi notes. You can sense from a maximum of 6 meters and trigger different timelines using PIR Sensors and arduino to midi. I have done some shows with similar requirements a couple of years back.

 

I would love to try that. Thanks

 

 

Or - use good old Kinect. There are some good demo projects in the WO cookbook, if I remember correctly.

 

I thought about it. But we are looking more toward simple occupancy sensor. Kinect seems like an overkill. Thanks anyways!

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Hi...as per my knowledge The RISCO is considered one the the best outdoor motion sensors. They are hard to find, likely because they are not used by the DIYer, mostly used by professional installers for high-end security installations.

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