Networked Motorised Objects : IOT

Researcher : Paul Granjon

Assessing the potential of recently available technology for “Internet of things” applications in autonomous power situations. The technologies are Arduino Makr 100, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, microbial fuel cells, supercapacitors and modular solar cells.

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The exercise will be directed towards the construction of a networked motorised object containing a camera, sensors, speaker and motors.

The objective is to understand the technical feasibility and accessibility of the technologies, to assess their suitability for future projects, and to share the knowledge gained.

The research continues work I have done since 2011 where some of my artworks and interventions are partially powered by sustainable sources, a dimension I am keen to include with increased emphasis in future works. The IOT aspect is a field I have not explored yet and would like to gain proficiency in. For example, I would like to be able to remotely access artworks so as to adjust their program, or give visitors/users a remote interface with the object. The object itself is a development of a recent robotic artwork using telepresence.

In an open-source spirit, the results will be made available to Fab Lab and wider communities.