1. Print Tags 10 mins Tagger printer plain paper
2. Build/Setup Hardware 15-60 mins webcam viewer surface, light, webcam... depends on type
3. Calibrate Camera 15 mins Tracker webcam sheet of tags
4. Run Sample Apps 20 mins LusidOSC Bundle Trackmate system tagged objects

1. Print Tags

Trackmate uses a small, specially designed circular barcode that stores information which can be easily decoded by the Trackmate Tracker. The tag measures less than 1"x1" square, contains a six byte unique ID (over 280 trillion unique IDs are possible), and is entirely open source.

2. Build and Setup the Hardware

There are a lot of different ways that you can build a Trackmate system. Here are a few examples that describe how to get started building your own. Keep an eye on the wiki as users find creative ways to make new versions.

3. Calibrate the Camera

The Trackmate Tracker reads Trackmate tags (by processing images from a webcam) and then sends the corresponding data to any spatial application via LusidOSC. The Tracker is easy to setup and provides feedback helpful for debugging your system.

4. Run Sample Applications

Trackmate sends object data via LusidOSC (a protocol layer for unique spatial input devices), allowing any LusidOSC-based application to work with the system. LusidOSC supports interfaces such as Trackmate, Reactable, Sensetable, and g-speak, and can easily be extended.
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