Elephant

Elephant

We (Mabel Okiro, Arminder Kalra and yours truly) worked with visiting lecturer Tracy Tsang Hiu Man to make “Elephant.”

‘Elephant’ is a memory aid. Record into a bracelet what you need to take to a meeting at your leisure. As you leave the house the bracelet triggers a sensor in an elephant by your door. The elephant replays to you what you said you needed to take. It never forgets.

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of an object (usually called an RFID tag)¬†incorporated into a person, animal or thing in order to track them. In an increasingly complex world ‘Elephant’ uses tags to help people keep track of things. Despite the name, the bracelet can be small. RFID microtransponders have been glued to ants in order to study their behaviour.

Technologies: Processing, Arduino, RFID tags.