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!
I found a scrap wire. By bending it, I made the stem of the plant.
Intel Edison was used to power the VFTF.
The Arduino source code is on Github:https://github.com/bestpaul1985/Venus_Fly_Trap_int...