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July 10, 2014 AT 6:00 am

cloud. – bringing the thunderstorm inside #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning

Richard Clarkson Studio shared a project and details about they created it: cloud. – bringing the thunderstorm inside:

…On one hand, ‘Cloud’ is an Arduino-controlled, motion-triggered lightning & thunder performance. On the other, it is a music-activated visualizer and suspended speaker unit.

Acting as both a semi-immersive lightning experience, or as speaker with visual feedback, this nightlight/nightspeaker hybrid introduces a new discourse for what a nightlight could be. Richard writes: “Advances in physical computing and interaction design hardware over recent years have created a new breed of smartobjects, which are gaining more and more traction in the design world.” 

The cloud itself is made by felting hypoallergenic fiberfill to a sponge casing that forms the frame of the cloud, holding the speakers and componentry within. (A custom felting tool was constructed, made from the left-over sponge casing and four felting needles.) Users control the functions of the cloud through a small wireless remote….

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