Recently we did a performance by videoing and simultaneously projecting my ‘live’ computer drawing directly from the monitor. This worked quite well but Tagtool with its animation potential looked like just the kind of thing that I had been looking for. I only do the drawing; Dima is the one with the technical know-how so, following the instructions from the website, he built ‘our’ Tagtool.
The sliders, arduino and gamepad he ordered online. The rest of the materials were salvaged from our big box of dead electronics in the basement. Here are some photos of the various stages in the building process. Dima assures me that, ‘it’s not difficult to build one of these’ – all the info is available from hhtp://www.tagtool.org
Wow! The very first squiggles! It all worked perfectly first time!