May 27, 2014 AT 7:00 am

Arduino Based Interactive Sculpture #ArtTuesday

Arduino based interactive sculpture. via youtube

AuraFlora (AFB1) is an Arduino based interactive sculpture….

AuraFlora Beta 1 is a scaled down version of AuraFlora for development purposes. The micro controller is an Arduino Uno R3. The purpose of this device is to be a first prototype for AuraFlora, and provide a platform on which to develop code. AF B1 has 2 inputs and 3 outputs. Inputs are in the form of a PIR motion detector and a Pingback distance sensor. If a servo was added to the ping back sensor, the machine may be able to “see” by using SAR – synthetic aperture radar. The outputs are in the form of audio (currently mono tones – working on including stereo wav’s, the SD shield is currently nonfunctioning), lights in the form of 2 banks of LED’s, and vibration created by a 1.5V motor, and amplified by the steel springs holding the mirrors (flower petals). The code behavior does currently allow you to advance through 3 stages to receive a reward, but the reward is a melody being played, not cash. Within the stages the machine reacts to distance and motion in an attempt to be enticing. There is still a lot of room for improvement.

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