Making your bioart interactive with capsense

In this assignment, you will play with organic materials as part of your Arduino circuit. You will also learn how to install and use external libraries.

Download and install Arduino’s capacitance sensing library. This library will enable you to measure the electronic capacitance of organic materials such as foods, plants, or the human body.

Create a circuit and code that measures and responds to the capacitance of your creenprinted bioart project. You can think about attaching your sensor to a particular part of your print and developing an output that responds to specific gestures.  (Similar to detecting when a person touches a plant).

Your project must have some sort of creative output, beyond just the Serial print! You can use Max to create sound or video feedback, or add LED’s, piezo, vibration, or muscle wire output.

Document your project on the class blog under the “capSense” category. Include a photo or video, a diagram, and a brief description (2-3 sentences).

To receive full credit for the project, your circuit should have an interesting organic component based on the capacitance of some organic material(s) such as foods, plants, vegetables or the human body.

This assignment is worth 4 points
2 points for creating an Arduino circuit and code that makes your bioart screenprint interactive
1 point for video documentation and a description of how you made your project
1 point if your capSense project is creative/fun

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