A responsive lighting object
The kinetic light responds to human gesture, opening and brightening with proximity. The project is a result of a series of iterative prototypes, testing mechanisms and materials for their kinetic displacement and visual satisfaction of movement. The project also required physical computing. Proximity is sensed through an infrared sensor and translated to rotation of a servo motor. The servo mechanizes the rack and pinion that actualizes the linear motion needed to displace the light tubes.