System in use: a pressur sensor controls an LED and a vibrating device
User testing and brochures during final exhibition
Printed circuit boards were custom designed and fabricated for the final prototypes
Low performance plaster based models for usage, printed with inkjet 3D Printing, the pieces had to be coated in epoxy afterwards, in order to strenghten them
Each printed circuit board was hosting a preprogrammed Arduino mini, 6 plugs for modular connections and one plug for the sensors/actuators shield.
High performance composite plastic model for demonstration, printed with inkjet-based 3D Printing
Preliminar (oversized) Prtotypes
Through this research project we provided designers with a toolkit that allowed them to combine physical programming and prototyping with interactive technologies. Atreyu is an open source platform from a physical and coding point of view.
30 moduls were communicating with each others allowing designers to sketch experiences by connecting inputs with outputs and play around with them.
The system was based on a bus communication system, therefore only one master (Red) module had to be externally powered. All modules could recognize each other by connecting them in pairs with an external cable (that could be removed afterwards). Black modules were used as building blocks (just passing the signal), while the white ones were outputs or inputs.
The project was committed by the ID Studio Lab and presented to the TEI conference 2010, Madeira, in the category “Work in progress”.
Stop motion video about materials and shape evolution
Materials and shape evolution