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For this project, I hacked a Radioshack sound recording module and connected it to a speaker on each side of the headphone, and an accelerometer. I recorded a message that said: “Don’t stop running”, so it would play every time the accelerometer sensed deceleration. This is meant to boost energy of runners, while they are running. A runner can record a message, so whenever he or she gets tired while running, the message automatically plays, encouraging them to go on. When acceleration is picked up by the accelerometer, the sound stops playing.

Here’s the link to the video:

Spinning LOL Shield

This is the trial animation I did with the LOL shield:

And the link below is an integration of the LOL shield in a project with an old record mounted on a DC motor that allows it to spin. 4 LEDs and a photoresistor inside the enclosure acts as an input for the LOL Shield (output) to switch between animations according to the amount of light detected.

Maker Faire 2013

1- Sensacell Music Sequencer

Developed by programmer Matthew Schlanger, the the custom music sequencer is a series of interactive LEDs on a screen that display graphics and play music according to where you interact with the screen. This was fascinating to me because of the beauty of the interface through the combination of music and visuals.


2- Hypnocube

This RGB LED cube was quite eye catching in the dark room. It pulsed with different colors, simulating 3D shapes. I’m used to seeing matrises of LED lights on 2D screens but this 3rd dimension was a new experience to me, bringing about endless possibilities of graphics generation.

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3- Smomid

Inspired from the MIDI form and function, this DIY musical instrument created by Nick Demopoulos, is a guitar like devise that allows a performer to control melodies, harmonies, controlling beats, basslines, triggering percussion samples, manipulating audio files among other things. All these aspects can be controlled from the six strings and various buttons on the instrument. It was like a portable DJ set.

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About Me

Hi, my name’s Nour and my background is Graphic Design. I’m particularly interested in Wearable technology and digital interventions, such as digital street art art. With the arduino, I hope to create cool of screen projects that fit in to the fields that I’m interested in. 

1- The project that got me interested in LEDs and they’re collective beauty when programmed is the Blinkenlights project, created in 2001 by Chaos Computer Club in Berlin. Light projectors were installed inside each window that are programmed to turn on and off according to a set of commands.

Blinkenlights by Chaos Computer Club

2- Another project I found interesting is a performance called Holistic Strata by Japanese artist Hiroaki Umeda. Its a kinetic installation that examines visual recognition through dance and video.

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3- Hussein Chalayan’s LED dress project is composed of a matrix of RGB LEDs embedded into a 2 dresses for one of his fashion shows that display a series of changing colors as a visual portrayal of the 2 seasons, summer and spring.