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This is a really interesting project that uses an Arduino to control 3 teakettles via a servo attached to the handles. I wonder if they would get along with the Cylon Coffee Pot?

My tea kettles were developed as my final piece for Mechatronics 470, Summer Quarter 2008.My goal was to create a completely absurd experience for one or more observers/users based on recasting a familiar household object in an unexpected and unpredictable light. Three whistling tea kettles were rigged with Servo motors and Infrared motion sensors to detect human motion in front of them.

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Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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