I’ve just completed a wireless alcohol sensor that is embedded in a beer can. It’s a MQ-3 alcohol sensor connected to an ATMEGA168 microcontroller (programmed with Arduino) itself connected to a Blue SMiRF Bluetooth module. Everything is powered by a 9V battery. Communication is serial and wireless through Bluetooth.
I will use it as a complement to the five alcohol sensors box I’m already using for my Nunk on Droise performance. The idea is to use it as a kind of wireless microphone to interact with the audience.
I’ve updated the page of my works too and added a page especially dedicated to the Sperm Soccer project.
Based on my “Sound of Life” project, I just completed a first version of a small game that is played by my semen. The game is a kind of soccer game mixed with Pong. Everything is controlled by the computer (selection of the team members, tracking) but for the future versions I’m thinking to allow people selecting the team members (through Wiiremotes for examples) to make the game more interactive.
There’re still a lot of things that I have to do to make “Sperm Soccer” more interesting:
- adding music/sounds,
- more “intelligent” behavior for the team members,
- more “evolved” game (more soccer-like, less pong-like).
First, I want to thank all the artists who played, the people who helped and the ones who came for making last Saturday’s event (Geräusch in der Lederhose) at Highti a success.
The “Droise & The Ningen Dogs Orchestra” act (fortunately, the last act) was interrupted by an angry and probably drunk neighbor (second time that it happens in few months) but not before the Ningen Dogs Orchestra could dance and sing to the sound-activated lights and the magic wand of Utako. Droise’s act itself was a bit short but we had a lot of fun so the interruption was quickly forgotten. Kakawaka is back to Berlin but droise shall come back, stronger than ever ! And The Ningen Dogs Orchestra will be back soon too.
Some pictures by Satomi.
Video in two parts: part 1 and part 2 with the interruption by the neighbor. Videos by Alexis.