Interactive Paper Character

As a final assignment, the team merged together the learnings of the week by designing a paper made character. By changing its mouth, two different circuits become active. One will make its eyes light up, the other one will allow the user to change sound by interacting with his modulated hair. The hair consists of a textile material with high resistance and can be replaced in order to achieve different sound effects.

The first days of the course the team went through multiple explorations, leading up to the final assignment. They explored circuit bending on a tie and on a napkin and created simple circuits out of paper, fabric and other conductive materials, such as graphite and thermal conductive paint. The main goal was to understand how sound can be modulated by resistance using different materials.