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Stand tall

This was a project I did for my electronics art class. A bend sensor along one of the stems of a highly heliotropic plant is attached to a servo motor. When the plant passes a certain threshold as it leans toward the light, the servo turns it 180°, requiring it to begin its stretch over again, always leaning, always straightening.

 

Ideally, I would have an installation with several of these in a window, or somewhere with a strong directional light source.

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Taken on December 14, 2006