wave, wave

For lack of a better name, ‘Wave, Wave’ is a manual printer that draws quirky wave patterns based on how we interact with it. We can make the pen move by moving our hands up and down or shining a light and changing the direction of the paper as it slides to generate patterns of our choice. The more playful and expressive we are, the more interesting the pattern will be. There is no single way to draw patterns and the possibilities are endless.

This project draws inspiration from various real-world examples. The first inspiration was a seismograph machine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seismometer) used to record the intensity of earthquakes by drawing wave patterns on a piece of paper. The structure of ‘Wave, Wave’ is inspired by this machine. Another inspiration was the use of analog values present in an analog wave signal (https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/analog-vs-digital/digital-signals). Using analog sensors helps us read analog values that can later be used to draw wave patterns on paper.

My role: Instrutor / Innovator

Part list

  • 1 Arduino UNO WiFi Rev2
  • 1 Arduino Shield
  • 1 Breadboard
  • 1 Phototransistor
  • 2 10k-ohm Resistor
  • 1 Arcade Button
  • 1 Speaker
  • 1 Potentiometer
  • 1 Potentiometer Knob
  • 1 Knob
  • 2 10MM Blue LED
  • 2 10MM Red LED
  • 2 10MM Green LED
  • 2 1X3 3 printed Bar
  • 5 1×7 3-printed Bar
  • 2 Button Plate
  • 1 Board Bar
  • 1 Board Plate
  • 10 Connections
  • 1 Standard Servo Motor
  • 1 Continuous Servo Motor
  • 10 Connections
  • 2 Bolt (M3)
  • 1 Gear Lock A
  • 1 Gear Lock B
  • Shaft Clamp
  • 1 Axie Plastic
  • 1 Axie 125mm Metal
  • 1 Battery Holder
  • 2 Timing Belt
  • 2 Wheel
  • Sparkfun Hook-Up Wire Kit

Link to code here.

Project credits:

Arduino

Sparkfun