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Art Installation Uses Open Source Hardware to Control Movement

By: Katie Cordrey - Published:   Updated: Aug 9 2011 • References: blog.makezine & gizmodo
Cardboard Mechanics is an art and design installation created by four students of the Utrecht School of Art and Technology. The Amsterdam-based design and art team members are Saskia Freeke, Fin Kingma, Davy Jacobs, and Sonja van Vuur.

The Cardboard Mechanics installation is a clockwork machine built of cardboard and controlled by open source hardware called an Arduino. Arduino is an open source microcontroller board and free software used to make interactive objects.

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