April 16, 2013

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Talk: TEDGlobal – June 26, 2012

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January 31, 2013

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Talk: TEDxStockholm – October 22, 2012

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June 20, 2012

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Based on Jie Qi’s Electronic Origami Flapping Crane tutorial.

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June 20, 2012

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sketching in smart materials :: DIY magnetic paint

I used to buy magnetic paint, but I wasn’t very happy with its strength, consistency and color, so Nick Vermeer and I decided to make our own. More often than not, things turn out to be more complicated than they appear, but in this case it was the other way around! Nick sourced fine magnetite […]

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March 26, 2012

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piano box

The piano box is a (somewhat polyphonic) paper toy synthesizer with 12 keys, each triggering a tone and an LED. The keys are a set of capacitive sensors, made of copper tape, controlled by an Arduino Mega running the CapSense and Tone libraries. The code for this project, written by Will Byrd and Catarina Mota, […]

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October 31, 2011

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capacitive pumpkin

Halloween project: a pumpkin turned capacitive sensor with the Arduino CapSense library (the pumpkin is connected to the sensor pin). It only lasts about a day as the pumpkin dries out and stops conducting.

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September 1, 2011

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the resistor jeltone

:: collaboration with Ranjit Bhatnagar, Astrida Valigorsky, and Mimi Hui :: Edible toy piano created at NYC Resistor. It can be played with a metal utensil, conductive thread gloves or bare hands. The JelTone (in its jello and fruit versions) was exhibited and eaten at the 2011 Solid Sound Festival (Mass MoCA), the Jello Mold […]

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March 24, 2011

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micro dérive

:: collaboration with Joel Belouet :: Anchored in reality, men uses his eyes to apprehend and discern. Since a young age, he situates himself in a universe of known forms and colors. A dream is the moment or space in which we abandon the representational aspect of reality to cross the threshold into abstraction, the […]

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