May14-14: The Butterfly Wall

The Butterfly Wall Control

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Project Description

Inside the San Francisco International Airport is an interactive piece of artwork known as The Butterfly Wall. It allows users to control the motion of mechanical butterflies using hand cranks located on the outside of the display. For this project, we will be designing a web interface and an electrical control system for a smaller version of The Butterfly Wall, to be displayed in Coover Hall upon completion. Our finished design will allow users to control the motion of the mechanical butterflies by opening a mobile website, which we will design. We will also design a system to process the user supplied input, and control a series of stepper motors and LEDs based on that input. Our final design will accommodate four mechanical butterflies, which will each have its own LED grid.

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