Biophionitos

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Description of the project

CONCEPT

The aim of the Biophionitos project is to generate artificial life using Zootropes. By using the theory of generative art, the idea is to develope an interface able to create an animation which runs in an interactive phenakistoscop (rotary animation viewer) using Arduino.

DESCRIPTION

With technology as a creative process, the projects purporse is to create an application in Processing that allows the users to draw a virtual animal and use this as a physical animation . This animal/pet will becomposed of a limited series of simple polygons in which the program has made modifications to give the drawing biological movement. As a result, the user will get a round shape with 16 sequences of the animal that can be printed and inserted in a phenakistoscop, and will be activated using an Arduino Board to show the final animation.

Biophionitos is a reflection on the virtual creative processes and an educational D.I.Y. (“ Do it yourself”) tool of communication.

Technologies

Biophionitos is developed using Processing and Arduino and EMI project.

The application that is used for generating the disk with the secuence of images is developed using Processing.

All the electrotics are based on Arduino and the EMI project.

Actual state and next steps

Now we are developing some prototypes with recycled materials. That's very important for us.

We are planing to make five versions of Biophionitos. Some oriented to be very welldone, and some others with the DIY (Do It Yourself) philosophy so everyone can make it at home.


Malterial needed for all versions and source code:


"Feed a Biphionito"

[Source code]

  • Arduino board
  • DC Motor 9 to 12 V
  • 22 uF capacitor
  • 1K ohm resistor
  • 2 x 220 ohm resistor
  • 47K ohm resistor
  • TIP120 Darlington transistor
  • 2 x brightness white LED
  • CNY70 sensor

"Please, come here and play with Biophionito"

[Source code]

  • Arduino board
  • DC Motor 9 to 12 V
  • 22 uF capacitor
  • 1K ohm resistor
  • 220 ohm resistor
  • TIP120 Darlington transistor
  • 2 x brightness white LED
  • Sharp GP2D120 sensor


"Please, hug a Biophionito"

[Source code]

  • Arduino board
  • DC Motor 9 to 12 V
  • 22 uF capacitor
  • 1K ohm resistor
  • 1M ohm resistor
  • 220 ohm resistor
  • TIP120 Darlington transistor
  • 2 x brightness white LED
  • Piezo-electric sensor

"Light gives life to Biophionito"

  • EMI board
  • DC Motor 9 to 12 V
  • 22 uF capacitor
  • 2 x 1K ohm resistor
  • 220 ohm resistor
  • TIP120 Darlington transistor
  • 2 x brightness white LED
  • LDR (10-50K ohm) sensor
  • Optional: speaker/audio female jack conector


"Talk to a Biphionito"

In the future

Project's author

  • Paola Guimerans - (http://www.asintomatic.net)-Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Sevilla; she is finishing her Ph.D. at the Univeristy of Pontevedra. Sanchez is a co-author of VHPlab and in the recent years has had a multidisciplinary art practice in the fields of painting, graphic design and illustration. Recently she received a Barrie de la Maza Grant to complete a Masters in Fine Arts with a focus in new media at Parsons, NYC.
  • Horacio González - (http://www.vhplab.net)-Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pontevera University He currently teaches high school in Galicia and is finishing his Ph.D in engineering at Vigo University. Dieguez has been coordinator of the festival Arte Sonoro IFI in Pontevedra, and is co-author in the project VHPlab. He is a member of escoitar.org, for which he develops software applications, and of the research collective DX7.
  • Igor González Martín (http://www.jaigor.net) - Computer Engineer (Universidad de Deusto - 1999) and Master of Telecomunications (Universidad de Deusto - 2000). Works in a large Telecom company and usually collaborate, during his free time, producing media - art projects with some other people. Colaborator of the spanish wiki of Arduino.

Collaborators

  • Pablo Pérez Sanmartín: Edición de audio en el vídeo
  • Pablo Ripollés: Mechanical hints
  • Paula Villegas: video editing.
  • Alexánder Narváez: Carpentry

Un especial agradecimiento a :

  • Carla, Antonio, Mónica,Yolanda, Angela y a todo el equipo de Medialab-Madrid

Links

Images

Interactivos 2008 - Biophionitos construction album

Biophionitos graphic's album

DIY video of Biophionitos


Instructions

INSTRUCCIONES 1.jpg

Esquemáticos de Biophionitos

Biophionitos - Arduino - GP2D120.JPG

Versión con Arduino y el sensor Sharp GP2D120

Biophionitos - Arduino - Piezo.JPG

Versión con Arduino y el sensor piezo-eléctrico

Biophionitos - CNY70.JPG

Versión con Arduino y el sensor CNY70

Biophionitos - EMI - LDR.JPG

Versión con EMI y el sensor LDR