Artist John Ross approached me to help bring his full size wooden robot sculptures to life. He'd been using an ingenius mix of off the shelf lighting and bluetooth controlled speakers from a mobile device to make his creations talk, but wanted something self contained, that would invite user interaction.
These are a series of pieces I built along with artist Constance Scopelitis to transform her graphite drawings into interactive touchscreen art pieces. Her drawings are of figures draped with hand-rendered fabric. The idea in the interactive piece is that the viewer can come up to the screen, and, using
#corgibot is my first foray into the world of IOT or the Internet of Things. It is constructed from cardstock, popsicle sticks, and glue. It is powered by a Photon board from particle.io, one servo, and one speaker (reclaimed from a talking greeting card. Together these pieces create