Radio arbour

The radio arbor is a field of 1000 walkie talkies floating above your head, creating a unique audio and radio space to relax under. In order to avoid too strong sound effects the receivers only get suppy for milliseconds which does not allow them to switch on completely. This creates the soft background noise that is interrupted by the visitor moving in the space, activating the arbour through motion sensors.

This process includes the wiring of 1000 little penguins....

Penguins in Budapest

Penguins in Venice

The behaviour of the radio arbour is controlled by an Arduino chip designed by Massimo Banzi. The controlling program can be downloaded as arduino code or as pdf, also containing code colours.