Friday, March 23, 2012

Illuminated Boat Responds when Tilted

Illuminated Boat Responds when Tilted:

ITP student Tak Cheung casted this boat hull from fiberglass and epoxy resin and embedded a tilt responsive LED matrix within it. From his site:
This project visualizes the dynamic movement of water through a grid of LEDs and translates the amplitude of sound into simulated gusts of wind. A LED matrix is connected to an accelerometer to detect a level datum in the hopes of simulating a boat floating in water. It is attached to a rounded base with embedded earth magnets that is pulled by electromagnets. These magnets are controlled by 4 mic sensors measuring the amplitude of sound. In a sense it’s a boat traveling in a sea of light, propelled by the amplitude of sound.
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