- THE NORTH WOOD FACTORY -

Make The Thunder!

Physical Computing

​Project Details

An attempt to realize the scenery in the movie X-men in which the character Storm has the ability to control the weather.

 

 

Duration: October 2017

Contribution

Shooting

Photo Edit

Tools Used

Arduino

Processing

Paper & Cotton

 

Working Process

It is exciting if you can generate the weather. After learning some basic physical computing tools, I decided to make a "weather box" which allows my audience to make the thunder.

 

I used a force sensor to feel the pressure of hands, and I connected Arduino board with Processing to make the sound of thundering and to change the background of the laptop.

 

I chose cotton and napkins as the material to show that how amazing common stuff could look like if we are creative enough. The result turned out to be great and it was so popular in the showcase of the midterm of the class. It is surprising to see how a simple installation cheers people up.

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