Heartbeat Tree: Failure and updates!!

I’m delighted to provide an update on my¬†project, which is to build a little interactive tree that lights up dependent on the viewer’s pulse rate. Some design changes have been made to the project. After my first attempt at making the Heartbeat Tree out of clear plastic tubing failed, I decided to take a step back and reconsider my strategy. The Heartbeat Tree 2.0 will stand 10 inches tall and feature a 3D printed trunk made of multicolor filament (black and purple). The tree will…

Lighting Up Pearl: Final Report Part 1

Introduction: My project has been a long journey that began with my own passions and educational background as well as inspirations found online. This project was a major inspiration for me. Close-up of the design inspiration. My Environmental Design background has led me to become interested in spaces for people from buildings, to parks, to whole cities. I knew I wanted to incorporate this personal interest of mine as well as challenge myself to learn new skills and produce a project unlike any other I…