These interactive exhibits showcase the technologies included in a fun way

These interactive exhibits showcase the technologies included in a fun way

Exhibitions, Sculptures and Art Month

Creating new projects is not just about building utilitarian robots or IoT devices, it includes producing fun and creative artwork as well. For Art Month on, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite projects, which featured integrated circuits in a new way to produce interactive exhibits and sculptures.

Ko Vadis

Those with dementia often want to remember past experiences and reenact those fun adventures. Ko Vadis by front 404 It is an interactive boat that caters to the residents of the island’s retirement community. When inside the boat’s meticulously designed cabin, they can look ahead through a large screen and even drive the craft thanks to the phantom wheel. Using the Arduino Uno in coordination with MotorShield, the interior can be filled with an array of switches, lights, and an old radio to play familiar sounds.

possessed image

this is Special “Palette” Made by Dominic Marino The intention was to celebrate Halloween with a jump of panic. He started by building a frame around an old 19″ LCD panel and then put a Raspberry Pi 3 inside. Simple passive infrared (PIR) sensors have been added to detect if a person is walking onto the board, which is terrifying. Marino select a group of three Unliving Portrait videos from AtmosFX and place them with their respective still images in folders. When running a Python script, changes to the PIR sensor’s output pin trigger the video.

In Machines We Trust (X Cube)

In just six months, pointing Go from a proposed challenge involving a dynamic reflective cube to a complex structure A total of 550 parts in continuous motion. Each inverter piece is connected to a single servo motor, which is then rotated either up or down. When this movement is paired with changes in timing, speed, and the behavior of other nearby motors, amazing patterns can emerge. Best of all, the entire board of motors inside the X Cube is controlled by a single Arduino Uno along with three PCA9865 motor drivers connected via I2C.

trotters of the globe

Countless people enjoy exploring the world virtually through services like Google Earth. However, just clicking on destinations can get boring Caroline Petit Create Globe Trotter project instead. This interactive device allows users to select the state of their choice first using a combination of conductive pads and a capacitive touch sensor connected to the Arduino Micro. The accompanying web page then provides instructions on when to rotate the globe in order to scroll through each image.

Servo motor artwork

Similar to X Cube, This showmade by Doug DomckInstead, it uses a set of 36 servo motors mounted on a clamp plate that rotates lines to form interesting shapes. Three 16-channel PWM controllers are attached to the Arduino Uno and programmed to go to their respective locations. Some designs included waves, zigzags, wobbly triangles, and even spirals. Dome has also added five ultrasonic distance sensors for an optional interactive feature.

A picture you know when it’s being photographed

Everyone is used to approaching a painting and snapping a quick picture of it with their phones. Artist Eric TaunoHowever, this concept is reversed give art A way to know when it is being photographed. The frame contains an Arduino Nano 33 BLE sensor with an accompanying OV7670 camera module for collecting low-resolution images. When the Nano determines that its photo is being taken thanks to a machine learning model, it activates the antique Soviet-era doorbell circuit and lights up several LEDs.

Photon colors

Works of art tend to be static objects that are unable to change their appearance over time, and that is the source of the inspiration Janus Magyar And the Eva Konya to design The colors of the photons appear. Each painting began its life as a palette of brilliant, circular motions of color encased in a white frame – all made by Eva. Magyar then attached a series of LEDs inside the edge of each frame and connected them to either the Arduino Uno or the Particle Photon for the more advanced version. From here, the colors of each piece can be adjusted wirelessly or programmed to produce a series of changes.

Surface X

It comes as one of the biggest artworks on this list, Surface X It is a huge interactive installation created by bicaron, which aims to address the differences between ourselves in the virtual world and ourselves in the real world. The structure begins with all of its canopies fully expanded as a way to conceal the interior. Then once the parachute’s PIR sensor is triggered by someone, the Arduino MEGA 2560 turns it on to flex inward, thus revealing what lies beneath. Eventually, the PIR sensor returns to normal causing the canopy to return to its original state.

magic cauldron

In response to a request from his wife for a fortune-telling booster brace, Ian McKay built the Magic boiler It can interact with the user in a private way. The copper boiler has a false bottom that contains an Arduino Uno, a few batteries, and an ultrasonic distance sensor. Spells are determined by measuring the time the object spends at a certain distance, and this causes the inner neopixel ring to light up in the color of that spell.


Built for 2016 San Antonio Maker Faire, blinkdom he is Brett Elmendorf Large screen made of recycled plastic bottles. It features a grid of 1200 total RGB LEDs all connected to a central control circuit, capable of pushing colors at 30 frames per second. New photos and videos can be uploaded to the Raspberry Pi 3 over the network where they are then pushed to specialized PixelPusher devices for display on the LED network.

man at work

Work in the 21st century now involves a tremendous amount of writing, however, comes boredom, distraction, and even anger. “man at work” by Astrid Kraniger This concept explores with a simple robot that uses one arm to press the blue button repeatedly. After doing this monotonous task for a while, she moves on to showing signs of strong emotions when she can’t continue to carry out her task perfectly. The core hardware is built from Arduino Nano and two servo motors.

ASCII Technical Synthesis

In the days before graphic displays were popular, people would use ASCII characters arranged in certain patterns to create images. In appreciation of this ancient technique and author Hunter S. Thompson, Ronnie BandiniCreate a fun gallery that includes both. It works by first picking a random paragraph from Thompson’s book ”Feat and Loathing” and writing it letter by letter with typewriter sound effects. Once the paragraph is completed, the screen is scanned and filled in with Thompson’s artistic ASCII image with the help of Aview.

Thinking about our plastic pollution

Billions of tons of plastic pollution are having an enormous impact on the animals that live in the ocean. Over time, these larger pieces degrade into microplastics where they wreak further havoc on the entire ecosystem, including humans. plastic reflector he is collaborative project, which includes a total of 600 waterproof servo motors each carrying a piece of trash that rises when the servo rotates upwards. The Xbox Kinect camera system keeps track of the monitor’s location and position, which is then reflected by the trash below.

Kinetic pictures made of boxes

Like the previous entry, Alain Haririmoving board housings The exhibition aims to create a reflection of what is in front of it using servo motors. But instead of raising things to be seen, this shape changes how reflective the 24×24 grid of aluminum cans is. With 24 Pololu Maestro modules and an Arduino Mega 2560 board, the 576 servo motors can tilt up or down in response to the image coming from the OV7670 camera module becoming brighter or dimmer accordingly.

Voice interactive thorax

View this novel from anatomy It combines the elegance of a human spine with a nucleus that is supposed to resemble a heart. Michelle He was able to build the screen by first hand carving each rib and then stitching them together to form a rib cage. From here, the base is added with an ESP32 microphone unit and an INMP441 microphone unit. Knobs on the base enable the user to select a mode, adjust brightness/speed, change color, and cycle between different modes. Best of all, a mode is included that allows the heart to “beat” in response to surrounding sounds and/or music.

Drop by::vtol::

:: vtol :: ‘sdrop sculpture Not only does it look complicated on the outside, but also in the way it produces music. In essence there is a Geiger counter that measures radiation levels and outputs a mark for each random radioactive particle it interacts with. Depending on the frequency of these reactions, more droplets are released by the pump, which are scattered to the bottom in a dish. These waves are captured by optical sensors and used to change the current tone/sound being played as well as activate the speaker.

DIY self-destructive art inspired by Banksy

Banksy shocked the professional art world when his paintings suddenly started tearing themselves apart while being auctioned off. inspired by this, IrbidCreate one of his own Hides a series of razors at the bottom of the hollow frame. To move the board down, a pair of high torque DC motors receive power from the H-bridge motor which turns on only when the HC-05 Bluetooth module receives the correct command from the phone.

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