[Blabber] Engineering + Art Project

Rendall rendall at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 13:13:37 EST 2012


Hi Robert,

The project is from an artist on the dorkbot list.  I'm looping her
in, since she's not on the HackManhattan list.

Esmeralda, feel free to join the list.  It's rather like dorkbot, only
dorkier.  And bottier.
http://hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org/listinfo/blabber



On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Robert Diamond <rmd6502 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's a really cool idea!  I'm guessing the blower is a standard
> 120vac fan connected to a generator?  If it's DC you can regulate the
> speed easily with a standard motor controller.  If AC best bet is to
> have ducts that you can control with a motor controller or servo,
> IMHO.  I imagine the ducting would be better since you'll need to
> control each atrium and ventricle separately.
>
> How will you be recording the heartbeats?  There's an open source
> pulse measuring system that uses an infrared LED of a specific type
> used for pulse oximetry, I'll need to dig out the link for that.
>
> Will you want pulsing lights also?
>
>    Rob D
>
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM, Rendall <rendall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Esmerelda, I am forwarding this email to some people who may be
>> interested in helping you.
>>
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos <e.kosmatopoulos at gmail.com>
>> Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 7:10 AM
>> Subject: [dorkbotnyc-blabber] Engineering + Art Project
>> To: dorkbotnyc-blabber at dorkbot.org
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> My name is Esmeralda. I am a NY based artist.
>>
>> I work a lot with large scale inflatable sculptures. The sculptures
>> are made of ripstop fabric and are continuously inflated wit an air blower.
>>
>> You can find some videos of my installations on the links below:
>> The Palm Authority Project
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjlD0avfYks
>>
>> Projections
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_l917OoeE8
>>
>>
>>
>> For my new project, I would like to build an inflatable sculpture of a
>> human heart and make it beat by regulating the air coming from the air
>> blower. I would need to create the mechanisme that will controle the
>> air flow and program it so it can create the rythme of any given heart
>> beat recorded.
>>
>> I do not have any experience in Electronic and Robotic unfortunately,
>> so I thought I could seek help from Engineering students that could be
>> interested in this project.
>>
>>
>> Please emails me if you would be interested. I would love to discuss
>> this further with you.
>>
>>
>> Thank you in advance,
>>
>>
>>
>> Esmeralda
>>
>> www.smaraki.com | www.thepalmauthorityproject.com
>>
>>
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