Plush Squid as Wireless Controller

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A colleague and I’ve recently been polishing up a project for our research group in Arts, Media and Engineering at ASU: It’s a large plush squid with circuitry inside to interface with a computer program. I designed the pattern loosely based on the giant plush squids by Cassandra Nguyen, and I sewed sensors into each tentacle to make it a collaborative, multi-user controller. I used various traditional techniques as well as some conductive thread, fabric, and velcro to make the tentacles soft and inviting. Each user wears a personalized bracelet so the squid can identify them. – Link & more.


Adopt a Squid – Link.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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