Week 12 Interface and Application Programming

This week I will try to use python and processing languages to make a GUI for my final project.

Weekly Assignment

  • Group assignment:compare as many tool options as possible.
  • Individual assignment:write an application that interfaces a user with an input &/or output device that you made.

Individual assignment


Processing a software sketchbook that been use by artists, designers and so on. It Interactive programs with 2D, 3D, PDF, or SVG output . Also you can use it with arduino to make a Gui for arduino hardware. Processing language is very similar with arduino.

  1. Download Processing
  2. Check Reference of Processing
  3. Processing Simple Gui for Arduino

    I use processing to creat a simple gui to control a green LED.

    Arduino IDE Code:

    Processing Code is below: Processing code is quite similar with arduino. when you want to put a picture as background you just drag it in to processing box and it will upload.

    Here is the video how it works:

    Python Gui with arduino

    Software: Anaconda for Python 3.7

  4. Download Anconda
  5. Then lanuch Spyder which is a software for python.

  6. Spyder is a python development enviroment. I want to try to run the code of use a button to click and control a led.
  7. Here is the code in Arduino.

    Here is a video of how it works:

    Final Project Interface

    For my final project I have 3 button and one force resistor, I need to make a interface that when I push button, it will show on interface like sad, happy, neutrl.

    I use my gino board for it, and use processing to make a very simple gui.

    First test, It looks like this when I push my button on smart paw.

    Then I updated button pictures and texts for this GUI:

    My final project video is also here, you need to use VPN to watch it.

    Here is my code in Processing: