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Novel Piezo Sensing

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Piezo elements are small devices that can turn vibration into electrical current and vice versa. In this short exploration, we examine how Piezo elements can be exploited to create some unique sensing objects.

The sensing objects we created are:  Silicone hair, silicone blob, spring, fur and water balloon. This video shows a small board with each of the objects driving an LED.

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Exhibition ‘Lights, Body, and Interaction’

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Reconfiguring the Appearance and Expression of Social Robots

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Sensor Smörgåsbord and ActuatorBoard

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These boards are pedagogical tools for enabling a better understanding of physical computing.

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Ambient Cycle

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Mirroring by Design

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Rapid Prototyping of Silicone Moulds

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Over the last year, we have been making a number of things from silicone. This short video provides an overview of some rapid prototyping techniques and shows a use-case that implements several methods.

Magnetic Silicone

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Magnetic Silicone is a composite of Iron Oxide and EcoFlex 00-30 Moulding Silicone.
Like the best things in life, this exploration came about by chance.
This material was discovered in the process of attempting to make soft iron cores for flexible electromagnets. The short video shows how different arrangements of the material reacts to permanent magnetic actuation.

IxD Lab at Copenhagen Culture Night 2017

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The Hedonic Haptics player

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MoldIT: A Material Programming Practice

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Felt Radio: Sensing and Making Sense of Wireless Traffic

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A Basic Form Language for Shape-Changing Interfaces

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Explorations of Temporal Form

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The Dress Room

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The IxD lab

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The IxD Lab is a place where we build ideas. It is a space for working with research questions that demand physical explorations into new forms of interaction, and into new material and computational expressions.

The IxD Lab is open to any student or researcher at ITU looking to prototype physical objects as part of their work. The lab also hosts a variety of in-house and external events as means to exchange knowledge of new technologies and forms of interaction.

See the Resources section for what we offer at IxD Lab.

The IxD lab is located at 5A58 .
If you have any questions please contact Head of IxD lab Anna Vallgårda or Lab Manager Ben Cahill