For my final project, I want to create a drawing machine that utilizes two pendulum-like mechanisms that are controlled by the the heartrate of two users. Each user would be montitored with a sensor to detect one's heartrate, which then controls the rate at which the pendulum swings, like a metronome. The swing of the pendulum/metronome would fluctuate and reflect the changing state of the participants' hearts.
The two users would be located on the x and y axis of the picture plane, so that each controls a differnt rhythm/motion of the drawing arm. The resulting drawing reflects their disharmony/harmony of the interaction. I am more interested in the process rather than the outcome; however, I would hope to achieve an interesting drawing that oscillates between order and chaos.
Experimenting with various digital design tools...mostly Rhino at this point. Have never used it so a lot of my time at this point is spent navigating the program and looking up commands. This initial sketch focuses on the x/y pendulum components that control the drawing tool on the paper. I hope to continue to add to this design section as the semester progresses and my skills at modeling in 3D gets stronger. At this point, I am just learning basics, like creating shapes and extruding them, using snaps, and trying simple commands such as move and rotate and scale. It's frustrating...but getting there and will add more as the idea becomes more refined.