Dino Dash Work


Beginning halfway through Semester 2 of 2018, I worked with a small team in ‘DXH602 – Embodied Interactions’ to produce a prototype. The brief for this prototype was to make an exhibition for Queensland Museum, and our team decided to cater to the Lost Creatures section of the museum.

We decided to create a pressure pad that was decorated with elements that relate to dinosaurs, and this pad would act as an input for a simple game. This post will go over some of the process images I captured to show our progress throughout the semester.

Bought Wood, Gluing Materials, Processing/Arduino Drivers
Timber / Plywood purchased after determining correct measurements. Wood cut to size and glued down in QUT J-Block. Arduino / Processing code written to interpret physical button presses as controls.

 

Laser Cutting, Spray Painting
Dino footprint pattern was laser cut. Those parts and the touch-pad surfaces were spray-painted.

Near-Final Setup, Final Wiring
Shown here is the final pad setup, however wiring could use work. Last photo is of improved wires.