Now with IRs and an LCD! Got a bit of a ways to go but it’s coming along swiftly!
C.A.T., or Cuddly Arduinic Therapist, is my project in Interface for Music & Media class.
What the– you’re building a cat?
Yes, an Arduino-powered one at that! One that won’t cause allergies or disgust its owner with hairballs. Petting CAT will make it react positively, purring at 50Hz (a healing frequency), giving the same benefit as a real animal. This is achieved through conductive thread/fabric and a vibrating motor. Many more surprises are to come; new Arduino shields and other fun parts will be in my mailbox soon! I’ll get some video up during the week, along with a few design/layout paintings too 🙂
This semester I’m working on animating a film to go along with The Wild Wagoner, a fiddle tune by mountain man Jilson Setters. This is a collaboration with the school of music, specifically for the American Anthology Project “Reeinvisioning America”. I decided to do a sort of caricatured biography on Jilson for my story… here are some screencaps of the film so far, which will be playing at CalArts around the 8th of December 🙂