Physical Interaction Design

This physical interaction design project was developed in response to a curiosity about what types of wildlife activity was happening when we were not around, and a desire to document those creatures. We developed an Arduino set up that recognized motion and triggered a infrared LED light to mimic a camera remote. That imitated camera remote light would cause the DSLR camera (housed in our specially designed “bird house”) to take a picture. The camera would then upload the captured images via wifi and the images would be subsequently posted to Flickr. This system enables users to remotely keep a finger on the pulse of wildlife activity happening around their home.

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