Gainer is an environment for user interfaces and media installations. By using the Gainer environment, the user can handle sensors and/or actuators with a PC on various programming environments such as Flash, Max/MSP, Processing and so on. The basic concepts are:

  • The user can use it for creative work from prototype stage to final output stage.
  • Using a breadboard allows the user to learn by mistake.
  • The user can build their own I/O module from components.
  • The user can choose a configuration from various configurations (software and hardware).
  • Open source software and hardware.

In the Gainer environment, “open source” means:

  • The user can use the Gainer environment for free.
  • Advanced users can freely modify existing hardware and/or software to create a new model for their project.

The Gainer environment consists of the following components:

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