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X-lab Post #2

Update: It’s important to be able to read the player’s silhouette as accurately as possible to make the game fair. I need a way to easily extract the background. Green Screen: I took some green screen paint and started to make a green screen. I the attempted to use Processing to control the cameras turning off auto gain and auto exposure. But with the initial calibration screen shot and the game screen shot, there maybe too much uncertainty. IR Camera: I purchased Read more [...]

Musee Mecanique

Musee Mecanique is in San Francisco, and I would always take people here if they were visiting. It’s like, the OLDEST game arcade I know. My favorite kiosk is of a horrific scene of a Opium Den. The photos above are of a two-player boxing game.

Arcades in the 80’s, before consoles

I haven't been to the Chinatown Arcade in since I moved back, but a few years ago when I went, it was like stepping into a time machine, back to the arcades of the 80's. I love that nostalgic sound of a quarter getting slapped down on the glass. It only seemed like yesterday, the excitement I felt claiming my position in line to challenge the winner, even though I knew I would get my ass kicked like usual! Anyways, I digress... At the Chinatown Arcade people still gather around exciting games Read more [...]