Monthly Archives: November 2010


Throughout the Physical Computing course, I developed Huggie the interactive pillow. It started out from a wish to explore personal involvement with physical objects around us through an interactive artefact. “What properties should an object have to make it easier to get attached to it?” and “When does attachment take place and under which conditions?” are questions that triggered this project.

Huggie receiving its first big hug
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Mini Projects

Battle Ball

Red vs. Green

3D Sphere Display 


Pictures from the final mini projects.

The Pyrosphere

This is the Pyrosphere shown in the Burning Man 2010. I think it is really cool because I like light and fire that are programmed to the music. The Pyrosphere is thirty-seven feet tall and it has ninety-one flamethrowers. So it is quite big. And the best is that it’s control by a Arduino.

Here is a movie of what it can do:

From the site Nexus Burning Man 2010 Photos, from there you can find another page where they are showing how they did it. So go there and get some inspiration.

//Lisa Ryrholm