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Kingston hackSpace

By Lottie Fox-Jones

This installation, entitled 'I raised my hands' is intended to inspire activism. The viewer walks into the space, and raises their hand, which then activates 15 in inflatable arms to blow up all around them. The intention is to inspire people to be the rst to speak up about what is important to them, and they are invited to post a photograph of themselves in the space on Instagram using the hashtag #iraisedmyhands, and share an issue which they want to speak up about.

The project uses a force sensitive resistor attached to the Arduino, that when activated by someone pressing on it, will send a signal to the Arduino board to activate the fan. The fan is powered by mains electricity which is too high for the Arduino board to supply. The board is connected with signal wire to a relay module which in turn controls the fan.

By Dom Postlethwaite

The project gives an insight into my way of thinking, using my observations of human behaviour to narrate social change.

The set of films focus on our most basic human instinct – to lie. They highlight how even with all this amazing new technology at our disposal we still use it to further our nee to lie. I called this fraudulent technology.

The nosy neighbour project mimics the intricacies of human behaviour to deceive prospective burglars, framed in a mockumentary format to highlight the light humorous side to the objects while still trying to convince the viewer these are real objects.

The project makes use of a series of servo motors which work together to provide the motion for the finger and the eyes. The motion was programmed using a series of for loops, iterating the position from 0 degrees to 180 degrees and back, and delays, which paced the servo positions over a set period of time. The flushing finger button uses a gear system to convert the rotation motion of the servo motor into a linear motion, pressing the chosen button down.