Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Prototype Set up

I set up all the functions on the black board by placing them on the right positions and I wanted to show the path of interaction by putting them in real sizes.
I will take a video for the user scenario.
It looks organized! And, I'm glad that it works fine!! I'm working with Ben Chao now on the coding part!

It is more and more crazy and complicated but organized!

Tri-colored Leds will be used with Fiber Optic Panels

Xbee setup


I cut the black board to measure the real size. This is side view

This is front view

IR sensor and Servo motor for "Emotion" flower

IR sensor and Touch sensor(QT113)

White super bright Leds light up for "Loyalty" flower

MiniUSB and Arduino setup on breadboard

Instead of using switches, I replaced them with pressure sensors for the knee and hand down gesture.

Arduino on breadboard

AD5206, digital potentiometor, Tri-colored Led's best friend

My previous project, "Emotion" setup

I set up the main concept "Loyalty" with two switches first for the test


When I setup this breadboard for the first time, I already got muscle tension because I can expect lots of work

I setup touch sensor(QT113) and IR sensor on arduino

Set up for IR and Servo

I needed to set up arduino on breadboard because I have a bunch of ATmega8 chips

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This is for arduino sketch for pin numbers that I am going to use
I just want to figure it out in using two arduino with first design.
If it's not stable with two arduinos, I think I need to compromise my first design by reducing the number of flowers.

Monday, February 18, 2008


I am working on interactive artwork for my thesis. I want to incorporate 2 previous projects which are called Affection and Emotion. My third project is inspired by the bottle gentian flower which is called close gentian or loyalty flower because it does not open their leaves for any other insects except for bumble bee. My goal is to make something interesting based on the story of the loyalty flower.
For my final project and thesis, I would like to express the 3rd and final evolution to my human relationship story as "Loyalty."

Interactive Artwork
Project Title

Based on the story of the loyalty flower (bottle gentian)

- Open only for Bumble Bee
- Does not open for any other insects
- Physical expression of loyalty


- Affection inspired by "Peace lily at my home"

- Emotion by "Water lily"

- The Loyalty flower inspired by the story of "Bottle Gentian"

How to implement

Use Lighting, Sound, Movement
Add additional final concept
Possible use of transponder (ex:wireless detector?)
to show selective acknowledgement

Milestone 1: Concept develop

- inspired by Loyalty flower
- User scenario (Selective Acknowledgement)
- Draft sketch for project

Milestone 2: Expect possibilities in building prototype

- Build prototype (circuit board)
- Research for related work
- programming
- Material research and order

Milestone 3: Build up final project

- Fabrication

Milestone 4: User test and get feedback


1. Power supply to make current consistent

2. Two arduinos or multiplexers to express Light, Sound, Movement, and Wireless for multiple input and output