Here’s the Arduino works this week.
For my final project, I have three ideas work with Arduino:
1) Heavy-unfriendly Pad
The sitting pad with different color LED lights. The color of light depends on the weight of the person. For example, a man weighs 80kg, sits on the pad then the red-light up; a woman of 50kg, sits down the yellow light-up. It is a fun way to encourage heavy / fat people to stand up and do excise. The scenario would be subway cable, office, Pub, etc.
2) Timer for Brushing Teeth
Inspired by the interview of design in Design Research class, a doctor’s opinion on oral health for us was that we should brush our teeth for at least 2 minutes and twice a day. So I want to design a 2-min-timer, only for brushing teeth and visualize the time not only shows the number but the change of different colors to encourage people to brush at least 2 minutes every day.
This project may be too ambitious. The idea is from the product I designed in Affirming Artifacts. I want to make a installation for tracking/recording user’s everyday mood in terms of musical notes. then, after a period of time, for example, a month, user can touch the small balls to play his/her mood-melody physically.