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wind talk (2004)

voice and breath activated interactive robot

Experimenting with ideas of visualizing the unseen, wind talk, modulates gold leaf inside a 7 ft. tube according to voice patterns. The fan inside the robotic head, is activated as your voice modulates creating dynamic movement, mimicking natural intonations, as well as rises and falls in pitch.

This pieces uses a microphone, op-amp, capacitors, fan, and a pic microcontroller, which are nested inside the head. Below is a photograph of the board.