Self aware bikes

This was a Microsoft Fuse Labs project made in collaboration with Andy Sigler. Using Microsoft Research’s API, we made a prototype of a system of shared bikes that can express a range of personalities, expressing their emotions through sound and movement.

We thought it would be meaningful if bike riders could somehow empathize with the bikes they use &¬†share with others; so they would take better care of the bikes. Each bike would get assigned a certain personality trait based on its travel history. We created a mock-up scenario based on CitiBike’s publicly available trip history data.

My role: Building the mechanisms for expression using solenoids and servo motors, circuit design

Ultimate Responsive Image Slider Plugin Powered By Weblizar

bikestatuses