Jan 24, 2010

A fun week in geeking

Its been a fun week (actually two now that I write this!) we got married, interactive bouquet and all, and were given the internet wedding gift of being featured on a multitude of blogs, thank you internet!

Some of the favorites:


Fashioning Technology

Thanks to everyone for all the views, we hope you liked it! Comments, suggestions and critique are appreciated, send them in!

Jan 11, 2010

Cold Feet

GSR Bouquet
Originally uploaded by geekphysical
The couple (who met creating a critical corset that tightens when the wearer's heart rate goes up) have decided to take the leap and get married! We of course love biometrics and geekery and thus have decided that our wedding needs to be equally geeky. We've been working hard on taking our biometrics project into a new realm, detecting wedding emotions and datalogging the entire day.

Check out all the photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29889578@N05/sets/72157623066449529/

And the FULL blog post including tech specs, here: http://geekphysicalbiometrics.blogspot.com/2010/01/project-cold-feet.html

Jan 8, 2010


Originally uploaded by geekphysical
As explored last year in the form of the "TouchMe Tree" (http://illutron.dk/posts/205) we have used capacitive touch sensing to create a Christmas tree whose lights only turn on when the tree is being touched or played with.

(Text from our original post at illutron.dk/posts/205)

Using a AC switch mode power supply as a switch mode generator to create noise, the plant’s capacitance is measured, and added to when a human touches it (thus adding capacitance). As the voltage varies, the noise changes and is filtered in such a way that the lights get brighter as the tree is being touched. Depending on how long the tree was touched for, the lights fade away to nearly being off until they regain a steady flow and return to a normal lit state.

Technically, this is being done via a single ATTiny45 chip, a string of Christmas LEDs, and wire connecting to the base of the Christmas Tree.

Credit is due...

"Our Slanted Voices"
by DoKashiteru

Original Illutron/GeekPhysical TouchMe tree project:

Fantastic tree-loving friend:
Nina Rydahl Andersen