Kinetics

Engine

With polysiloxane, artificial hair, and a Nissan V6 turbo 3000 engine, Wang Yinan (Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua Univ.) created this semi-organic engine.


Qi Ji (Engineering Physics, Tsinghua Univ.) and I embedded in it a sound controlled vibrator, giving the sculpture a slight tremble when audience walk close.



buggy
buggies are tiny little robots that run around on thermal paper and leave traces behind.

All buggies carry a paper motor and a section of resistance wire, both powered by a battery. When the motor turns on and the buggy stumble on the thermal paper, hot resistance wire leaves behind traces, and creates line art.

With different leg shape, length, and stiffness, buggies posses different motor skills, and create various style of line.



I can fly
An experiment of generating organic kinetics using non-organic material, this piece uses Shape Memory Alloy to actuate wood and metal structures, which are laid out as insect collections.

Exhibited at Three River Arts Festival Gallery.

Subtle movements of specimens are randomly  triggered by Arduino control board.
Subtle movements of specimens are randomly triggered by Arduino control board.

Testing Shape Memory Alloy: before and after current flows through
Testing Shape Memory Alloy: before and after current flows through

MOTOACTV

MOTOACTV and integral web portal

Fitness tracker and music player by Motorola Mobility.

Piccolo

The open-source CNC platform for DIY community.

Tactile Display for the Visually Impaired

A blind user tries out the tactile display during the interview.

A TeslaTouch tactile interface designed for visually impaired people.

Visuals

Visual material created for various clients.

SpeakerWire

A fun interactive wire sculpting device that bends wire forms based on sound input.

Alice in Wonderland

Poster with details

2D and 3D visualization of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

Ivy Curtain

Virtual ivy grows on a photo of window

A Java program that grows a virtual plant towards light on a photo. The generated pattern is laser cut on fabric.

Hivebots

A workshop on complex structure that emerges from simple rules

Formula Hybrid

Bulldogs Racing Car hits the ground!

Racingcar build by Bulldogs Racing Team, Yale University

Clock

Clock Hands

A “clock” that indicates where people are.

A Duet for Bicycle

Tandem bicycles that interactively generate musical sound

Kinetics

A collection of kinetic sculpture pieces