3D Printed Robot InMoov Open Source
Firewall : An interactive media installation created in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music. More information available at: aaron-sherwood.com/works/firewall
If you feel like hacking a bit, Airwick offers pretty nice motion sensor, motor with reductor, a case for embedding your projects and a big bottle of the air freshner just for 7 Euros! Check Freshmatic model ;)
There are lots of posts on disassembling it on the Internet and it’s not that hard to do in the end. Only this small board from all the inner content is needed to use the sensor. Unfortunately in my case it was soldered to the other one, so I had to cut it and pins are not long enough now. First one on the left is the power (+3.3V), then Ground and the 6th sends the values of sensor. Surprisingly, other guys on the Internet get values from the 5th pin, but mine doesn’t work at all. So it’s better to check before soldering.
Connection to Arduino is very simple. I took code from this link http://outroot.com/blog/2010/01/10/airwick-motion-sensor-pir-with-an-arduino/ but it’s broken now. Anyway sketch shows the motion in time and you can find it under the cut.
I finished the instrument! Special thanks to James Simpson for letting me use his motion graphics. Check out his vimeo channel http://www.vimeo.com/JSimpson. And also thanks to Andrew Vail, Ricky Christian, and Stephanie Gonzalez for helping me film.
The instrument consisted of:
8 Sample Buttons
3 Looping Buttons
4 Effects Knobs (Speed, Delay, Kick Rolls, Snare Rolls)
1 iPhone to Control Soundbank Switching
Programmed in Max5: Max patch can be downloaded from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?5eedl516djf0kel