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MDDN251 Physical Computing
Found Interfaces
Research & Proposal
Interfaces
#1:
Idea:

Light detecting light
A safety device to dim a light when light is directed toward it.

#2:
Idea:

Remote smoke detector alarm
A safety device to extend the reach of a smoke detectors alarm.

#3:
Idea:

Sound Converter
Re-imagining sound as image.

#1
In the evening we drive using headlights as a safety precaution. Often the headlights
of oncoming vehicles can distract you from the road ahead and the brightness can
affect your vision.
To develop a concept to fix this problem I need to build a torch or a lamp that detects
the amount of light being directed at it and dims accordingly. However, I need to
consider that a driver would want manual control and needs a way to override the
adjustment.
To build a working prototype I can use basic components like LEDs, resistors, a buzzer,
light sensor, and a switch along with Arduino to sound a warning before limiting the
amount of power supplied to the LEDs based on the amount of light being directed
at the sensor.
#2
Smoke detectors warn people of smoke and detect potential fires. Detectors are
placed around the home but the distance between the person and the device can
limit its chances of warning someone.
To develop a concept to fix this problem I need to build a smoke detector that sounds
a warning and also sends a signal to devices in other rooms of the home.
This solution warns people where they might typically not hear them for example
those asleep in their bedrooms.
To build a working prototype I can use a smoke detector along with Arduino and basic
components like RF transmitters/receivers and buzzers.

Focus
We perceive life through the five senses; they inform us of the environment we live in.
It would be interesting to use one sense to view another differently.
Using sensory hardware I can develop an interface that re-imagines sound as image.
To do this I repurpose a record player with an arm that draws an image on a rotating
disc based on the sensory input sound. The record player would become a recording
device.

Production Focus
To build a working prototype I can disassemble a record player and an inkjet printer
along with other basic components. The record player would be the base and the
housing creating a rotating platform whereas in the printer I can find parts like motors
and drive belts to build an arm that sits above the disk. To control the distribution of
ink I will need a solenoid valve. This can all be programmed and controlled by Arduino
hardware and software.

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Josh Warner

Research

Hardware and Components
Salvaged from printer:
Motor
Drive Belt

Other parts:
Eleven (Arduino compatible) - $49.90
Solenoid Valve (12VDC) - $18.90
Pipe/Ink/Vessel
Tracks and rollers
Breadboard and wire
Resistors
Inductors
Batteries

Salvaged from record player:
Housing
Motor
Drive Belt
Platter

Ideation

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This project made me think about what I could represent
visually. I already had the idea of drawing circles after
searching my house for devices and finding an old record
player. Originally I thought of drawing time but I find the
idea of translating one sense to another using sensors.

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Range

Conversation

Amount of ink released (%)

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Josh Warner

The idea came from a combination of places.The ink on
paper idea came from a project called Magnetic Field
Record by Japanese studio Kyouei Design. Their project
used the earth’s magnetic field to draw on a fixed canvas.
The piece visualizes something that isn’t typically visible.

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Input volume

Timeline
16

Source Components
Finalise Concept
Build Code & Circuit
Build Housing
Troubleshooting
Documentation

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