Apr 26, 2012

Interactive Bikes at the Diabetes awareness event

For the Diabetes Leadership Forum, hosted by Novo Nordisk 24 - 26 April, 2012, we created an Interactive Bike installation, placed in Copenhagen's Central Station as part of a Diabetes awareness event.

The scene was four bikes, where people would participate in a 3 minute, 2 kilometer race. For every race, the risk of Diabetes went down (as shown on a graph).

Participants received Diabetes information packages and had the chance to sample healthy food cooked by a local food celebrity Claus Holm from the morning show "Go’ Morgen Danmark", and get their blood tested and have a mini consultation with a nurse.

On the first day, cook Claus Holm counted 2750 visitors! We had a wonderful time with the highly energetic participants and staff.

What's under the hood?
We used Hall sensors to detect magnetic change and attached magnets to the pedals, then took all four bikes to a receiver box and output everything as data.

This data was taken by a Flash programmer (the fabulous Dennis) from Tekstur.dk and translated into moving graphics, care of ADtomic.dk.

Truly a team effort, we were all organized by Martin Ersted.

Apr 16, 2012

Kissing Veil

Lumigram ShawlPrototype version with Christmas lightsThe LED that the Lumigram fabric came withDzl's sexy acrylic casing for the technologyThe super LEDSuper LED with sexy custom made laser cut casing
Custom built laser cut enclosure for electronicsSuper LED with fiber opticsConnected and onBase of fiber optic strands, about to be connected to super LED's custom casing.The whole unit with batteriesVoila! Lumigram fabric now glows in full daylight!
And from a distanceHair clips sewn onVeil attached to hairNearly a Møbius knot!With feathered hatAll this gets stuffed into the veil
Nearly a Møbius knot!Nearly a Møbius knot!Quite bright in the dark

Kissing Veil, a set on Flickr.

At this rate, we're thinking about moving to Brazil, people seem to like interactive things there! The lovely folks who took our Bridal bouquet on tour in Brazil asked for a second round of bridal fun and after many ideas and brainstorming sessions, we came to a conclusion. Something for the bride, that stood out on the runway - so let us present to you, the Kissing Veil. As the bride and groom kiss, the veil lights up in a stunning display of fiber optics from Lumigram's fabrics.

A special thank you to Katrine Høvsgaard Nielsen, our 'fashion tech designer' who not only suggested the idea but also helped create to turn the shawl we bought from Lumigram into this beautiful veil.

The technology behind this project is essentially the same as the Touching Booth, when two people connect, they complete a circuit, and light up the veil.

We had to upgrade the Lumigram fabric, which came only with a regular white LED.(±15 lumens) Instead we pushed it to a 140 lumens super powered LED which really lights up veil, even in daylight.

The veil is currently on its way to Brazil so hopefully we'll have loads of photos and hopefully...video from the fashion shows and fairs!

Thank you lovely Yris for everything, we're happy to be working with you again.