Introduction to physical computing projects

Project: Puppet parade

by Design I/O

Project: Lost In The FEARest

by Daniel Huber, Benjamin Hohnheiser, Alessandro Maggioni, Rasmus Roos Lindquist, Nica Junker, Kerstin Unger, Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi

Project: Eye Writer

by Tempt1, Evan Roth, Chris Sugrue, Zach Lieberman,Theo Watson and James Powderly

The hardware

The Software

Project: Soxels

by Felix Beck

Project: TrafoPop

by Thomas Gnahm and Stefan Hintz

Addressable LED stripes

Control with 1 or 2 lines (+ Power and Ground) = 3 or 4 lines

1 line >> NeoPixel (Library for Arduino)
2 line >> I2C

Project: Perfect Human

by Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi

The system

On Body:
Bend Sensor >> Arduino (Lilypad) >> Xbee wireless module
Powered with Lipo rechargeable battery

On Computer:
Xbee wireless module with USB dongle >> MaxMSP (software) >> sound out >> FM transmitter

Radio >> sound

The Perfect Human Patch looks like this
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The circuit on the costume looks like this

The connection on the collar

Development Process




1 Arduino (lilypad)
1 FTDI programmer for Lilypad
1 mini USB cable
2 multiplexer (small chip)
1 Lipo Battery
1 Lipo Battery Charger
2 Xbee wireless Module
1 Xbee USB dongle
1 Xbee breakout
1 FM transmitter
computer with MaxMSP program

Conductive Thread for connections on collar and for sensor
Conductive stretch fabric for connections on suit
Neoprene for bend sensor
Velostat (piezo resistive material) for bend sensor
Poppers for detachable connections
Cotton jersey to construct the suit