Venus Fly Trap Toy Powered by Intel Edison




About: Paul is a computation poet. Paul graduated from MFA Design and Technology Parsons. After he graduated from Parsons, he went to School for Poetic a hybrid of a school, residency and research group to keep exp...

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:

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