Art meets Accutracking

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mwolczko
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Art meets Accutracking

Post by mwolczko » Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:08 am

This is probably a first for Accutracking(?). I have been involved with a project that embeds cellphones, running Accutracking, into art objects. The project is part of the ZeroOne electronics art festival starting in San Jose, CA, this coming weekend.

The objects are life-size cutouts depicting Silicon Valley pioneers, all thumbing a ride to various destinations in the valley. They will be abandoned in various places (in the Bay Area, Boston and Iowa) over the coming days, with signs attached asking for a ride toward their final destinations. Each cutout has an i415 in it and you can follow their progress on our web page.

See http://www.ylem.org/Hitchhikers for the details. Technical stuff, likely to be of interest to folks here, is at http://www.ylem.org/Hitchhikers/Credits.html.

-Mario

nbaski

Post by nbaski » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:09 am

This is a brilliant idea! It's fun to watch them moving around unpredictably and yet to the destination. You must have built a huge battery in?

Guest

Post by Guest » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:11 am

Thats my question also, what are you useing for a battery?

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Post by mwolczko » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:19 pm

There is an external 6V sealed lead-acid battery, ~45Ah. Should last ~3 weeks.
Details, pictures, etc. at http://www.ylem.org/Hitchhikers/Credits.html

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Post by JeePaRoo » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:25 am

thats such a cool thing!! too bad none of them are near me or id give one a ride in my pickup truck :)
-Christopher

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