Storyboard- Lizbeth

  1. Bacteria filtering device for planes:


2. Sculpture that reacts to life-threatening bacteria in hospital waiting rooms:


3. Pulse sensing seatbelt that locks (can’t pass that limit) speed at the legal speed of the street (for road rage):


Project Brainstorming- Lizbeth


  1. mycelium shelters coated with self healing concrete
  2. mycelium shock absorbent electronic cases
  3. mycelium sports padding
  4. mycelium tupperware
  5. mycelium paper
  6. mycelium water bottles that filter unclean water
  7. edible mycelium food containers
  8. antibiotic device that filters bacteria in the air (mostly for hospitals/airplanes)
  9. reactive bioart sculpture that reacts to life threatening bacteria to alert medical staff
  10. bioart from bacteria on phones
  11. wipes that change color based on the bacteria (good/bad)
  12. lava lamp that lights up from bacteria in the air
  13. bioart lamp (like astronomy lamps) of deadliest bacteria
  14. some sort of plant that feeds off of bacteria in the air
  15. capacitative alarm the only stops when leave your bed
  16. pulse controlled playlists to help with anxiety & stress
  17. wrist band that alerts you when you’re body is low on water
  18. computer/laptop keyboard case that tells you when you are too stressed (take a break)
  19. plant pots with capacitative sensor that tell you how much water it has (stop overwatered/dry soil)
  20. street lamps that run on carbon dioxide
  21. pulse sensing seatbelt for road rage that lock the cars speed at the legal speed limit of the current street the car is in

Mycelium Prototype- Ruonan, Hannah, Lizbeth

Our project idea was to make a heart shaped monitor that lit up according to pulse. The heart mold made of mycelium didn’t grow, so we had to improvise with clay. The mold includes the LCD screen and five LEDs that respond to one’s pulse from the pulse sensor. Once a pulse is detected, the LEDs turn on, and the LCD screen displays the bps. The LEDs then fade depending on the range of the pulse.




CapSense & Bioart- Group 5

For this project, we created a capsense circuit based on the colors our bioart screenprint. When a side is touched, the opposite LED blinks (1 second intervals) for as long as it is touched.

Group members: Meredith Kopriva, Michael Maxam, Vincent Lee, Lizbeth Valentin

Handcrafting Analog Sensors

In this assignment, I made the sticky-tape sensor. The sensor was made from three pieces of velostat, two pieces of conductive string, two pieces of conductive fabric, and two pieces of duct tape.


The three pieces of velostat were placed in between the two pieces of string. The ends had the two small pieces of fabric. Everything is held together by the duct tape.

When the sensor it bent, the LED gets brighter and when the sensor is left alone the LED is dim.