Introduction: Venus Fly Trap Toy Powered by Intel Edison

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The interface is a mobile based application that enables users to interact with the device in an unique emotional way.

VFTF bridges the physical world to the virtual world and adds a layer of human emotional good feeling feedback to it that has not been experienced yet.

To make it engaging a user plays a fly trap game on a mobile device, as the game progresses points are earned or purchased. User can use the point to feed the plant and use the feeding process to make the plant happy. A happy plant emits a low level light that can be used as a cool night light.

All these interactions will happen with different sensors on the toy connected through the cloud server.

Our mission is to build a new interactive device that is engaging but not violent and the efforts could be physically seen and measured.

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A disposal plate was used to build the prototype!

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I found a scrap wire. By bending it, I made the stem of the plant.

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Intel Edison was used to power the VFTF.

The Arduino source code is on Github:


MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-28

Awesome toy, he looks very alive when in action. Here's an instructable on how to use the new editor in case you want to get rid of that extra blank step at the end:

Thank you for your instructable, I did get rid of that extra blank step.

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