ELVIS - AMBIENT LIGHT
Everyday we interact with hundreds of objects through switches, buttons, touch, voice, etc. As technology advances, how can we bring back the lost feeling of touch? How might we design an ambient light that gives the user a multi sensory experience? Elvis is an individual personal project that I worked on in September 2016 to explore applications and uses of OLED light panels. The project is the winner of Industrial design distinction award at Taipei International Design Award 2016 and the finalist of LAMP design competition award 2016.
I tested out the sliding mechanism by trying it out on ABS plastic. 4mm plastic sheets were cut and bent by hand using heat gun and pressure. The results weren't so promising as the plastic would warp. So it was time to do it with aluminium. The model makes use of Arduino Uno, Aluminium and linear potentiometers.