Ford – Brand Spike

Ford Brand Spike is a 5x5x5m interactive LED cube. Four sides of the cube consist of 7.5mm pitch LED tiles. Two of these sides house an interactive Kinect and Audio driven application. The display application was built with Unity and enables participants to interact with 3d objects / particles systems that are shown on the LED wall.
One of the challenges when developing this application was ensuring the Kinect’s motion detection didn’t fail in direct sunlight. This was achieved by writing a custom application in the haxe programming language that analyzed the Kinect’s depth sensor data and estimated where the participants head and hands are. During periods where the Kinect is unable to provide adequate information the custom algorithm kicks in.

Record & Playback

In addition to the main interactive application there is also a video capture app that records when it detects participants interacting with the installation and a playback application that is located on the two non-interactive sides of the cube.