CCM Wall is a permanent installation at the Children’s Creativity Museum in downtown San Francisco. I worked with a team of Adobe employees to design, engineer, build, and program a large touch low-res LED wall, along with a pressure sensitive floor.
When the museum approached us initially they wanted an installation that would be fun for younger children, and pitched the idea of multiple TV’s with touch panels installed. We, wanting to avoid iPad like interfaces the children were already familiar with, and not wanting to do projection for fear of how it’d look and work in the space, decided on the LED wall.
The wall is custom fabricated with 84 x 46 RGB LED pixels driven by a BeagleBone at 30 fps, and the floor is a custom circuit featuring an array of 168 pressure sensors, also driven by a BeagleBone.
For my part, I wrote the touch driver in C++ and Python, utilizing two Kinects nearly parallel to the walls surface in the top corners. I also wrote one of the applications that runs on the wall, and influenced the design of several of the others.