Pcomp Week #7 – Serial Communication [Dandelion]

For this project, I want to build some dandelion visuals and allow [wind] to control them —when someone blows at a sensor, the dandelion will respond to that wind and blows away.

I started in p5.js to create some visual sketches.

Version 1:

Version 2:

Version 3:

I am kind  of happy with the third version so I moved on to Arduino and serial communication.

I use two potentiometers to control the size of each little leave of the dandelion and the transparency of the sketch respectively. I use an earphone and the microphone library (input) to control the blowing of the dandelion.

Two demos:

  1. size and transparency control:

2. blowing control:

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