Kükle

Kükle is a tool to release and communicate stress. By stroking the wooden bird like a pet the user can, for a moment, let go of the task that gives her or him stress. The object remembers these moments of stress and communicates these to the user’s colleagues: when it wiggles there is an accumulation of stress moments. It is the signal that the user should not be interrupted.

The touch of the hand is recognized by capacity sensors. This data is translated (by Arduino) into the movement of a servo to which a weight has been connected. This creates the wiggling movement of the bird.
(Unfortunately, pictures of the 'inside' of the bird has been lost.)

This project was part of my second year Bachelor studies. Initially a individual project, which became a collaboration with a fellow student in the process of building the final prototype.