Welcome to my Wiki page about my project in Speculative Atmospheres.

Arduino light sensor

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This is my first Arduino Projekt. I visualised the data of a light sensor, to draw some rectangles on the canvas. The colours are randomized to show the light data in a better way. I was also able to use a microphone sensor to get a visualisation of music.

experiment in the park


We had a very interesting task at the Ilm Park. Our goal was to only focus on our surroundings. I mainly listened to the sound of birds. I was very fascinated how they communicate to each other. I made a 4ch Stereo recording, to share this experience. It had a very calming effect to me.

final project

My idea is to use the Arduino Touch Libary and an analog pin to sense the electrical capacitance of the human body with a plant. To achieve this i soldered a female midi port to the Arduino in order to control the sound of any synthesizer. I powered the Arduino with a battery.


thoughts: Its very interesting how different, I and other people, treat this plant. Its like a connection built between the human and the plant through the Arduino and sound.


Iam very happy about my project. It works well, and has effect I intended. A few things could be improved in the coding, but I want to look forward to a new Projekt in order to work with other sensors and discover new possibilities.

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I really enjoyed the course. To work with a arduino in connection with nature was a very interesting experience. Sometimes there were problems, which were hard to solve but the motivation to finish my project was bigger. I also participate at the Speculative Atmospheres 2 course.