TuneTable is a responsive tabletop application with a tangible user interface. The intention is to teach basic computer programming concepts to middle school-aged to high school-aged students (9-15 years old) using physical blocks that work as snippets of code.
Each block has a unique design on the bottom that when placed on the acrylic surface of the table is identified using modified Playstation cameras mounted underneath the acrylic surface of the table. There is also an ultra short throw projector mounted underneath. When the arrangement of blocks is recognized, the application plays musical feedback and projects visual feedback on the surface. Users compose short songs by building chains of blocks that represent code.
Project team members: Marc Huet, Jessica Anderson, Travis Gasque
tl;dr It’s like Scratch but it uses blocks on a multi-touch tabletop and plays music.