In Collaboration with Maya Friedman
With our embedded device, we want to help start a bottom-up effort in fringe areas of Mexico City where the bike infrastructure and attitudes towards cycling aren’t as solidified. Our device will give the citizens of specific communities a way to collect data on streets within their neighborhood. The device will connected to a collective community map that grows over time, providing a community-built guide to cyclists with a variety of experience to help them use the street safety and comfortably on bike.
An ideal use case, is for the user to stop at a light or stop sign that has a device.
While waiting, use a foot to select a categorization of the street. Our initial thought is to create textures for the pedal surfaces that feels different when stepped on. For the sake of the MVP, we used laser cutted acrylic layered on vellum papers.
Website & cloud
Interaction & data sanitization
Adding LEDS to each pedal create immediate feedback to the user, however, to prevent prank and decrease false-positive data, consecutive input with intervals less than 10 seconds will be counted as one.
Using the context of Mexico City and its surrounding rural and agricultural areas, design and prototype a small device that would influence people and conditions in this area in an interesting way.
Technology & Tools
Force Sensitive Resistor x3
3d Printer (the black box for cable management)
Acrylic and Vellum
Class: Creative Technology I
Professor: Phil van Allen