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As we learn, we grow. We're iterating on the existing projects, to make them better, stronger, more reliable.

One piece that definitely needed improvement was the Talking Torque. An over-abundance of technical issues meant we were left using a microcontroller to control a malfunctioning specialised microcontroller. So version two has just the one (functional) LilyPad MP3 Player, a microphone, and we replaced the tilt switch with an accelerometer (for finer control with less dependency on placement). Niki also wanted to make it much bigger, and give it a back. See it from the front on display here.

Back/inside of version two of the cough torque; just a LilyPad MP3 player, microphone, and accelerometer

Version two; LilyPad MP3 player, microphone, accelerometer
Photo by chebe




The Kelp then was more subtle; we changed the LEDs from blue to green, reinforced the connections more, and varied the appearance of the felt.

Version two of the humidity neckpiece; electronics just added and wired, using green LEDs this time

Version two; humidity sensing neckpiece freshly wired up, with green LEDs
Photo by chebe




There will probably be at least one more iteration of the Kelp (and perhaps an instructable on it), but we're looking forward to coming up with new pieces, new explorations and adventures.
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