AA Inter 3

Prototype_1 by nrieffel
November 12, 2013, 4:49 pm
Filed under: 2013-14, Natasha


Looking at different ways to detect the water levels in the model to allow for the movement of the lilipad system.
Different projects which relate:


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Hi Natasha, thanks for the post. Could you upload the image in a little higher resolution please? Unfortunately we are not able to read the text.

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Hi Natasha, it’s good to see that you have started to assemble and test a few different scenarios (assuming the models are all yours?). A few comments to consider:
1) Would your prototype consist of 2 parts – the lilipad part and the humidity sensing part? Where / at what point do you measure humidity in relation to the lilipad?
2) What “other movements in the landscape” do you mean? What are the “areas in need of water”? Are you talking about agriculture?
3) You could consider a linear arrangement of the ‘flower’, so you could differ the lengths of the arms and really serve different areas with water (in circular arrangement you are limited to a certain diameter?). To start with you could even have just one arm that rotates and extends.
4) If you decide to show presence of water / measure water through growth (balancing system) you could use grass seeds, they grow very fast and you don’t even need to use soil, grass grows on any rough texture that absorbs water, like big saw dust or carpet (see grass head monsters).
4) Have a look at the medusa in our project ‘Ectoplasmatic Library’ where we controlled water flow through people’s use of space (via proximity sensors) and thus grass grew over the structure. http://naja-deostos.com/projects/ectoplasmatic-library/ (we can give you more details if needed)
5) For Friday please have a further developed and more detailed diagram of the prototype showing all elements including where the sensor is placed, the arduino and other electronics are located, and how all parts are thought to ‘talk’. Also focus on setting up a full prototype (physically) that includes all elements, even if it only works partially with arduino or entirely manually for the beginning. In parallel work on the code and if possible test it, so you can check with Apo on Sunday if there are any problems.

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