Fluto is a life-size colossal wind instrument. With Fluto, you can conduct an audio-visual symphony with others through your mobile device.
Mood Ring is an interactive mirror that illuminates based on your mood.
Classmate Michael Blum and I have developed a project proposal for a public intervention project that utilizes data art/visualization called ‘Invisible Crowds’.
Invisible Crowds aims to raise awareness of the sheer volume and diversity of invisible waves that are constantly bouncing around public spaces.
For this proposal we developed the above presentation and a more detailed writing below.
The instant an Arduino or Raspberry Pi connects to the web (with a public IP) it is out there for anyone – or anything – to detect.
In our connected devices class, my classmates and I all saw this vulnerability firsthand. After leaving our connected thermostats on for a week, we experienced our devices being scanned and sometimes attacked by machines from across the globe.
The connected thermostat I was building earlier is now complete! 🌡🌡🌡
This thermostat works like a Nest Thermostat (though clearly not as pricey); collecting the current temperature and sending that information to an online server.
A thermostat appliance only needs to send a few bits/bytes of information to get its point across. It can also be used to send sensor information. In this case, a temperature sensor!
I have Phillips Hue at home, so using the nice instructions from ITP Light & Interactivity I was able to connect to my home’s hue setup as a developer. Here is a snapshot of my home’s current setup (collected through a GET request after connected):
I used Node.js and Express to make a local server with some very basic routing features.
The repository for this project and other connected devices projects can be found here. This post is contained to the ‘lilserv’ folder.