Control System & SensorBlocks

A seperate control system consiting of an Arduino microcontroller and solenoid valves as well as air-pumps scavaged from blood-pressure monitoring devices (see BOM) can be used for dynamic and interactive control of InflatiBits creations. The set currently consists of a pressure-generator block and different sensor blocks. That can be connected to dynamically interact with the pressure of one or several air-chamber networks.

The pressure block contains an Arduino Microcontroller, an electronic membrane-pump, solenoid valves and a pressure sensors. All sensor blocks contain ATtiny Microcontrollers and a specific sensor, such as light, piezo-knock sensors or force-sensing resistors. The blocks communicate via the i2c protocol.

InflatiBits SensorBlocks