Focused on interactive installations and exhibitions, merging the physical and the virtual. Get in touch for more information – or check the links.
In order to apply the learnings from the Prototyping & Scripting course by Clifford Choy, we were to realize a mini-project utilizing an Arduino ESP8266 wifi-module, sensors and actuators, a PureData TCP server and an Android App built using MIT AppInventor2.
My group came up with the concept of a see-saw moved by a servo and controlled by an ultrasonic sensor.
The HC-SR04 sensor measures the time between sending and receiving the ultrasonic waves, which we can convert to the distance as we know the speed of sound. This distance is then mapped to the degree of rotation of the servo and the NeoPixel led-stripe on the see-saw.
Using MIT AppInventor2 we then use the value to give some visual feedback (a digital depiction of the physical see-saw) and start a countdown when the see-saw is in balance, resulting in additional visual and acoustic feedback.
Tania Jocelynn Trisnadi
Prof. Dr. Clifford Choy
Special Thanks to:
Victor Cheung (/Zhang)
Bean – Mood Mirror
The SD5520 Concept Workshop of 2017 was about developing concepts for daily products promoting a healthier lifestyle.
Bean is an interactive mirror, recognizing a person's mood via face recognition. The concept builds on the international saying ”smile, and the world will smile back": Smiling, even willfully, improves mental health. When it recognizes a smile, Bean will not only mirror it (pun inteded), but also increase the ambient lighting, as bright surroundings have a further positive effect on our mental condition. If it doesn't recognize a smile within a certain time, Bean will start making faces to trigger it – so brighten up!
Resonating Body, an interactive installation embedded in the architecture of the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University invites people to play and create melodies on a larger-than-life string instrument. It fosters collaboration and discovery, allowing the visitors to become co-creators of their individual experience. Its physical structure striates the familiar built environment, changes the behaviour of movement and stimulates low-threshold interactions. The installation comes to life by turning a figurative tuning screw when it detects the visitors’ presence. By plucking the strings, learning and playing freely or discovering pre-programmed melodies, which will be continued by the installation itself when their first notes are being played, visitors create an acoustic space, which as a means of communication sparks interpersonal interaction.
Resonating Body was conceived and realised by Wagi Kulasumpankosol, Tim Tang, Dustin Stupp and Ritesh Sharma. It was supervised by Professor Michael Fox and Technical Director Victor Zhang at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.