Breathe - A Kinetic Wall Installation

Background

Breathe is a kinetic wall installation that mimics the state of calm. When placed in a room where people are normally filled with anxiety and unease, it can encourage soothing, rhythmic breathing.


Process

Initial Designs

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Prototyping Movement

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 The first prototypes involved using servo motors connected to an Arduino. With these, each servo was attached to one moving object.

The first prototypes involved using servo motors connected to an Arduino. With these, each servo was attached to one moving object.

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 A second attempt involved using filament to pull forward and a wire clothespin mechanism to spring back.

A second attempt involved using filament to pull forward and a wire clothespin mechanism to spring back.

 
 The final movement involves a hinge and filament pulling from either end.

The final movement involves a hinge and filament pulling from either end.

 

Final Build

Final Sketch

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Materials

3D pyramid model made via Rhino5
3D printed pyramids
Arduino/RedBoard with breadboard
2 rotational servo motors
12 lb. filament
8 metal bobbins
hot glue
cardboard
shadow box

3D Model & Prints

construction

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