Since it was go time during midterms, I wanted my lighting controller to be controlled a human response: stress. The more intense you get, the more intense the light gets. I used a stress ball and a MPX5010 pressure sensor. Using a stress ball felt like a clear way to map the experience to a tangible human interaction the user is familiar with: when you see a stress ball, you know exactly what to do with it.

Course: Tangible Interaction

Brief: Make a device to control DMX lighting. Your device should support the ability to fade brightness from off to full. Fade level should be maintained when you release the fade controller. You should be able to operate your controls without looking at the controls and the user should get an acknowledgement when they activate any control.

Role: experience design, Arduino, fabrication

Source code: Arduino