Dec 1, 2012
35 notes
Inspired by Pixar, animatronic ‘Pinokio’ desk lamp tracks movements, reacts to environment
It’s hard to look at Pinokio, an animatronic lamp that responds to its surroundings, and not think of Pixar’s logo; sure enough, its creators modeled their work after the Luxo lamp made famous by the animation studio. Hacked together by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett, Pinokio incorporates a webcam, mic, mechanical iris, servos, and a halogen globe in its advanced construction. From there, the group relies on Arduino, OpenCV, and plenty of code to give the lamp its impressive head-tracking and motion capabilities. 

Inspired by Pixar, animatronic ‘Pinokio’ desk lamp tracks movements, reacts to environment

It’s hard to look at Pinokio, an animatronic lamp that responds to its surroundings, and not think of Pixar’s logo; sure enough, its creators modeled their work after the Luxo lamp made famous by the animation studio. Hacked together by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett, Pinokio incorporates a webcam, mic, mechanical iris, servos, and a halogen globe in its advanced construction. From there, the group relies on Arduino, OpenCV, and plenty of code to give the lamp its impressive head-tracking and motion capabilities. 

  1. zamajalo reblogged this from thisistheverge
  2. ahhrobot reblogged this from thisistheverge
  3. etymologicalparoxysm reblogged this from thisistheverge
  4. mikeredmer reblogged this from thisistheverge
  5. keyjackdiamonds reblogged this from kingofspacetime
  6. aleams reblogged this from thisistheverge
  7. kingofspacetime reblogged this from thisistheverge
  8. carsandcode reblogged this from thisistheverge
  9. ziaharif reblogged this from thisistheverge
  10. theunderachiever4547 reblogged this from thisistheverge
  11. dicerollingprogram reblogged this from thisistheverge
  12. mdtnnutellalover reblogged this from thisistheverge
  13. maybehunterpryor reblogged this from thisistheverge
  14. noememirescomoantes reblogged this from thisistheverge
  15. thewomanincrimson reblogged this from thisistheverge
  16. studyincomplacency reblogged this from thisistheverge
  17. peekaachuu reblogged this from thisistheverge and added:
    WOOOO go processing
  18. markwrightvstheworld reblogged this from thisistheverge
  19. thisistheverge posted this
About
The Verge is the definitive source for the latest in technology news, reviews, and up-to-the-minute scoops.

Subscribe via RSS.


The Verge | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube