BlinkM in the Teapotty!

The Teapotty is a teapot sitting on a servo which takes readings from a magnetometer which is influenced by neodymium magnets in a cup.  The magnetometer takes the reading from the north position, plays a bit of something similar to the Tetley Tea tune and then moves to a new position – where the teacup moves to. BlinkM RGB LEDs indicate the new position of the teapot by changing colour based on the teapot’s new position from 0-180 degrees. I made some polymorph diffuser covers for them & also added heart confetti to emphasise the feeling of heartwarming happiness a cup of tea can bring!

To read the the artists own reads please visit:  http://rainycatz.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/teapotty-electronic-teapot-exploration-for-chi-tek-at-the-va/

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