...outside a children's library that engages children of all ages in a magical and educational experience, using their breath to create waves of light that shoot across the facade of the building.
I was able to make the motor an input for a micro controller connected to a laptop running Processing code. This code communicated with the lightwall's API, which is what allowed it to trigger animations along the length of the installation.
...of physics, electricity, and wind power. Kids were able to create their own pinwheel and mount it onto a motor shaft that connected to an Arduino micro controller. Using their breath to spin the pinwheels, waves of light propogated in the direction of their airflow.
...to the dynamic physical space as a learning opportunity, we crafted a brief introduction to wind energy on our pinwheel template that introduced students to the science of wind energy and inductive electricity generation, the same principle that we were taking advantage of to power this project.