Motion Detecting Mechanical Puppet
Since coming to Umeå Institute of Design, our wonderful workshop facilities have allowed me the chance to get a better grasp on prototyping with electronics. I've always wanted to build a puppet of some kind. This allowed me to practice my prototyping skills. The arm reacts to people's presence, leaning in their direction.
Assorted Days - Play
Skills - Arduino Programming, Animatronic Prototyping
The Current State
I started by creating a template for each individual "vertebrae". These were laser cut in order to accommodate the 4 bike cables which would pull and generate the motion of the arm.