Project Overview – Aditti and Catherine

For our project, we are aiming to create a garden of plants that react to touch and are activated pneumatically.

We are currently focusing on developing a design that mimics the movement of a venus flytrap. When touched, its jaws will bend upwards. To do so, we have designed 2 variations as prototypes to test movement, which we have cast in silicone.

Aditti’s original actuator design
Catherine’s actuator design
Aditti’s updated flower design

We are also investigating different ways to detect touch, such as through a CTS breakout board, ribbon sensor, and a square FSR

We also have some sketches of what we would ideally like to achieve with different flower forms and movements.


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