Hi hello, so for my final project, I wanted to create a multi-person interactive experience so I decided to attach both photoresistors and distance sensors to my lamp.
The experience involves two users, one equipped with their smartphone flashlight and the other controlling the Y-height depending on distance.
To begin, I decided to give myself small goals that I should check off by the time of the rough crit.
- get servo working
- get light bulb working
- lasercut shade, and chassis
- get the light bulb communicating with the photoresistor
As of now these individual components are working, but naturally the hardest part is getting them to communicate with each other.
My project is based on the idea of relaying an emotion of the user based on the input that they feed the Arduino.
The little monster expresses emotions that are directly related to the speed at which the user presses the button, and the intensity with which they press it. The ‘intensity’ is calibrated by the potentiometer connected to the board. On the setting with high intensity, the faster the user presses the button, the angrier the monster gets. The slower the button is pressed on high intensity, the sadder the monster gets. On low intensity, the faster the button is pushed, the more scared or nervous the monster gets while the slower the button is pushed, the more tired he gets. In both intensity settings, if the user pushes at a medium pace the monster will be happy.
The following is a link to the video, code, and circuitry: