drawing machine

Start Date: 
22 Jul 2010
Hours: 
6:00-7:30PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Join us for a closing reception for SADbot, the current Eyebeam Window Gallery exhibition by Dustyn Roberts and Ben Leduc-Mills, on Thursday, July 22, 6-7:30PM.

The closing reception is followed by Summer School @ Night: Open Retail, moderated by Dustyn Roberts.

SADbot (The Seasonally Affected Drawing Robot) is a solar powered, interactive drawing machine.  It uses two 18.5'' x 13'' solar panels to power two stepper motors which allow the control of a pen in two dimensions.  SADbot takes input from people walking outside the gallery window by putting a set of sensors that can tell how much light they're getting (photocells) up against the inside of the window.  SADbot knows if someone is covering up one of the sensors, and can change its drawing behavior accordingly.

 

Eyebeam is pleased to present SADbot, a site-specific installation created by Dustyn Roberts and Ben Leduc-Mills for the Eyebeam Window Gallery. SADbot will be on view through Saturday, July 24.

Join us for a closing reception on Thursday, July 22, 6-7:30PM, followed by Summer School @ Night: Open Retail, moderated by Dustyn Roberts.

SADbot (The Seasonally Affected Drawing Robot) is a solar powered, interactive drawing machine. SADbot takes input from people walking outside the gallery window by putting a set of sensors that can tell how much light they're getting (photocells) up against the inside of the window.  SADbot knows if someone is covering up one of the sensors, and can change its drawing behavior accordingly.

 
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SADbot (The Seasonally Affected Drawing Robot) is a solar powered, interactive drawing machine for the Eyebeam window gallery in New York City. It uses two 18.5'' x 13'' solar panels to power two stepper motors which allow the control of a pen in two dimensions.

SADbot also takes input from people walking outside, by using a set of sensors which can tell how much light they're getting (photocells) and putting them up against the inside of the window, SADbot knows if someone is covering up one of the sensors, and can change its drawing behavior accordingly.

The window gallery doesn't get any direct sunlight, so we set up an array of mirrors on the roof of Eyebeam to direct sunlight to a fixed mirror hanging off the roof to reflect light down to the solar cells in the gallery window. The solars cells, in turn, power the motors to run the drawing machine.

Project Created: 
May 2010
 
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