Edible-Mousetrap-Morsecode-Warning-Machine

This is the edible mousetrap built in 1:4 scale. My goal was to make a humane edible mousetrap with an arduino warning system. I figured that if a mouse could read morsecode it has earned it’s stay inside the house of its choice. The mouse trap is completely made from cheddar cheese and metal paperclips and I have illustrated it’s use in two scenario comics.

In scenario one, the mouse does not understand the arduino morse-code machine. Therefore it chooses to enter the cheese mousetrap to eat all of the delicious cheese inside, thus allowing the person to slam the trap shut and lock the mouse inside.

In scenario two, the mouse has spent a considerable amount of time out at sea as a sailor. He therefore knows morsecode and can make the informed decision to not enter the trap.

The problems I had with the project was primarily how to incorporate the arduino, as mice aren’t particularly fond of blinking lights or piezo beepers. Therefore I chose to turn the arduino into a positive enforcement accessory even though the idea of a mouse knowing morse code is highly unlikely.

Inside the cheese trap there is a smaller, even more delicious piece of cheese to lure the mouse inside to allow the user to step on the upper part of the trap, thereby closing it.

This is the arduino morse code part of my project.

And this is what it looks like when you build small structures with cheese and small metal rods.

Edible Arduino Mousetrap

Hey Guys,

Sooo, I think I’m going to incorporate morse code into my project and an scan of the world wide web firstly gave me this;

but then also this slightly more informative tutorial.

This is SOS;

int pin = 13;

void setup()
{
pinMode(pin, OUTPUT);
}

void loop()
{
dot(); dot(); dot();
dash(); dash(); dash();
dot(); dot(); dot();
delay(3000);
}

void dot()
{
digitalWrite(pin, HIGH);
delay(250);
digitalWrite(pin, LOW);
delay(250);
}

void dash()
{
digitalWrite(pin, HIGH);
delay(1000);
digitalWrite(pin, LOW);
delay(250);
}

Cool right? I didn’t know you could type it in as dot and dash.

You can check out the full tutorial here.

People are also very wierd.

Have a great night!

Upcycled Teapot

I had the pleasure of creating an upcycled teapot during this past week. This means that the teapot is to be created from other things. Early on I wanted to work with either metal or marble, and after showing up to school with an inch thick steel pipe I chose to downgrade the heaviness. Instead I wanted to create a teapot from only one other thing. My choice fell onto an aluminum coffee bean container. The former lid of the coffe packaging became the handle of my teapot, and instead the user can place his or her saucer as a lid. That means that you can heat the milk of your tea at the same time as you heating your water.

     

Charlotta Nanina Varsanyi Hellichius

Yes, that’s my full name. 

I just moved to NYC a couple of days ago from Stockholm, Sweden and currently live in Brooklyn. I’ve done design ever since finishing secondary school. I jumped straight in to the student life of Lund University back in 2008 and took my undergrad in Industrial Design in 2011. Since then, Ive worked in Stockholm at a Design and Architecture firm called Claesson Koivisto Rune (you can check them out at http://www.ckr.se) The aspect of design that I love is that it allows you to make an impact on your surroundings. People always ask me why I started studying right out of school, and I think its because I feel Ive found what I love to do, but also what I feel I need to do.

Anywaay, here are some pictures to lighten the mood. So this is me and my (younger) sister when we were tiny

Since then Ive done a lot of this,

And, most recently, some of this

I have a passion for anything that makes our world a better place. Im an idealist and a problem solver, and I love to apply design to fields that usually dont use the design methodology.

Have a nice day.