animateObject Prototype: Stress Box

This is a series of LED boxes controlled by keyboard inputs via Arduino. First it wakes up, still a bit tired, but quickly decides to talk to you. But then it begins to become anxious while speaking, and its generally calm fade enter a frenetic spiral of light. Exhausted and fragmented from this bout of stress, it becomes tired again, eventually going back to sleep.

Rearrange its face as you see fit for an expression of anxiety!

Also (and just for fun), while I did miss the last class, I was making a littleBits toy during the same time for a workshop. I LOVE electrical tape.