I’ve got a business trip this week, but I still want to be able to hack the code for Anthrolume while I’m away. I’m sure not going to take the electronics with me (try explaining that to a TSA guy). So I’ve set up the next best thing – remote development using Radmin (a remote administration tool) and a webcam.
The image above shows the setup. Note the webcam at the top looking down onto the Arduino, breadboard, and all 250 LEDs. I remotely control my studio development machine that is connected to the Anthrolume computer via USB. I can send commands to the suit computer using a serial terminal. This allows me to run animations or perform other interactive tasks. I can see the results by watching the webcam on the remote machine. While Byzantine, it is remarkably effective. Below is the image from the webcam’s perspective.