algorithmic modeling for Rhino
I'm really excited to announce the release of several new Firefly endeavors I've been working on over the past few months. The first is the release of a new Firefly Build (1.0067) which is compatible with the latest version of Grasshopper (0.9.0006). This release has a lot of new features including: an entirely re-written Firefly Firmata, multiple web-cam support, a new Load Image component, several new filters and effects, a re-written Pachube/Cosm component, and a Frequency Visualizer component. For more information about all the new features, be sure to check out the ReadMe text file included in the download.
I've also been working on an entirely new website for firefly. Starting from the ground-up, I rebuilt the interface so it's more user-friendly and informative. I still have plans to incorporate other features in the site... so expect more new here in the future. But, for now I'd love to get your feedback on the new site http://www.fireflyexperiments.com
Lastly, I've also been hard at work on a new Firefly User's Guide (called Interactive Prototyping). This manual is still a work-in-progress but it is intended to teach the basics of electronics (using an Arduino) as well as various digital/physical prototyping techniques to people new to the field. It introduces Arduino (including programming in the Arduino IDE) and runs through several different examples. It also features an introduction to Firefly and has many step-by-step tutorials to teach you the basics of how to use Firefly as an Interactive Prototyping Environment (IPE). I intend to add new chapters to this in the coming months (including chapters on computer vision and networking). But, I wanted to release it now to give people a basic understanding of the interface. Again, I look forward to your feedback.
So, check out these links:
New Firefly Website: http://www.fireflyexperiments.com
Download Firefly Build 1.0067: http://fireflyexperiments.com/download/
Download Interactive Prototyping Manual: http://fireflyexperiments.com/resources/