“Chemical Conjuring” shown at Trondheim Kunstforening 10/1 – 10/2 -2013.
The installation “Chemical Conjuring” responds to alcohol fumes. By singing or breathing into the microphone different sounds will be triggered, but only if your breath contains alcohol. The sounds include drunken bums singing, bottles, domestic squabble, puking and other alcohol related stuff. The volume is dependant on the alcohol level.
Technical: An arduino gets values from a breathalyzer sensor and sends data to the program pure data running on an old pc. The PC is running the lightweigth OS “Crunchbang linux”. All software is open source.
“Our Toys” Workshop at Remida in Trondheim 15. – 19. October 2012. I was the main instructor for a workshop in programming robots with S4A (scratch) and controlling them with arduino, servos and sensors. An article about the project can be found here
Photos by Kai T Dragland
Later the girls had the opportunity to exhibit their creations at NTNU for the professors and others:
I was asked to think of ways to promote Ørland at a public stand and I’m building a “virtual bike ride” installation. Ørland is completely flat and a very nice way to see the area is to go by bicycle. The participants sits on the bike and controls the video by pedaling through them. I’m using Pure data, Gem and Arduino. I built a small rectifier to convert the current from the dynamo to something the arduino can read more easily. The bike will be shown in Trondheim the 4th of August at “Smaken av Ørland”.