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Posted on Thu 26 May 2016


OuijaBird Sings

The first protopype of OuijaBird was built this week...OuijaBird - the canary in the mind.An ethereal and elusive creature, you will know her by her song. She detects your Ideomotor Quotient (ImQ), reads your…

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Rosie Cooke

Rosie Cooke

Rosie was the Pervasive Media Studio Assistant between 2015-2017.

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Magician in Residence: Stuart Nolan

Meet Stuart Nolan's new pet the IdeoBird, a magical, mindreading creature. Held gently in your palm, the IdeoBird can sense the small subconscious movements of your hand and arms and so divine your secrets.

The first protopype of OuijaBird was built this week...

OuijaBird - the canary in the mind.

An ethereal and elusive creature, you will know her by her song. 

She detects your Ideomotor Quotient (ImQ), reads your personality, and tells your fortune.

OuijaBird can be contacted by one person but she will also play referee in a head-to-head ImQ contest.

Here is IdeoBird overseeing the construction of OuijaBird. 

I spend an afternoon coding OuijaBird song. Imagine a cross between a blackbird and a fax machine and you'll get some idea of her trills and warbles.

Wrestling with Arduino's lack of multi-threading means that I have to be selective about when OuijaBird will sing because her triling can lock up the memory of the device even if I never use the dreaded delay(). Currently using a Metro() library and juggling millis but I may investigate protothreading if I need it.

 


Project blog by Rosie Cooke

Posted on Thu 26 May 2016

I've been researching birds as magical creatures as part of the development of the character of OuijaBird. Before we developed manned flight birds were strange and magical creatures. They would fly away out of sight to a…

Project blog by Rosie Cooke

Posted on Thu 26 May 2016

IdeoBird will be making an appearence at Science Showoff.