Discontrol

DESIGN, CODE, FABRICATION
Edson Soares

ORGANIZATION
NYU

DATE
Dec 2014

My roles: concept, fabrication, programming.

Discontrol is a reinterpretation of the classic Discoball. It combines a suspended mirror ball surrounded by an acrylic ring of LEDs and a glove. By wearing the glove endowed with sensors, users control remotely the light effects such as brightness, that changes according the user's heart beat, and color combination, triggered by a force sensor that captures clappings.

Made as part of the course Physical Computing at NYU's Interactive Telecommunication Program, Discontrol is a prototype which circuit includes an arrduino, a motor shiel, a stepper motor, and two LED strips. It was imagined as a device for house parties and amateur DJs.