Pneuduino

toolkit for inflatables

2015-16

Pneuduino is a toolkit for controlling air flow and pressure to design robots that are soft, furniture that is adaptive, clothing that is intelligent, art pieces that are breathing, and many more things. It is a modular hardware platform for controlling air flow and pressure. The hardware is open source and can be programmed using the Arduino IDE.

The Pneuduino toolkit is currently used in workshops with high school or college students. While each workshop has a different focus, they all introduce concepts of air as actuator and sensor as well as different fabrication methods to create transforming artifacts. Air is one the most abundant resources on earth. By adding computation ability to air, we can create new types of materials that enable us to design robots that are soft, furniture that is adaptive, clothing that is intelligent and art pieces that are breathing.

In collaboration with Jifei Ou and Lining Yao

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