We created a series of projects and articles for Kano, exploring the generative art possibilities of the Pixel Kit, and expose kids to some art history along the way.
Pitch & Volume Visualiser
How can we turn sound into something that we can see? Do you live in a noisy home, or a quiet one? With this Sound visualiser, we can take in values of pitch & volume from the Pixel Kit’s mic & turn them into bands of animated colour.
We’re going to take a trip into art history and make our Pixel Kit create a constantly evolving, sound reactive, “Piet Mondrian Style” composition of pixels.
In the early 1950s, Ellsworth Kelly produced a series of works called “Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance”. These collages were created by randomly selecting, both a colour (from a range of 18), and a position on the canvas. We’re going to emulate this Ellsworth Kelly style process of random creation in an endless cycle on our Pixel Kit.
An example of how to use symmetry in generative animations. Bringing a bit of order to the chaos and making your designs feel more balanced and composed.
In this project we are going to create a number of ‘random walkers’ for the pixel kit. A single light will represent a ‘walker’ and each walker can only move one position at a time. Where will they decide to wander to? What will happen if they land on each other?
Note: Projects above need to be opened in the new Kano Pixel Kit code editor.