This presented a perfect opportunity to experiment with interactivity and sensor input for my Electric Window 3 platform.
After sketching out several 1-button game ideas, I decided to move forward with some simple particle systems, controlled by users through their interaction with a single button added to an Electric Window 3 fixture. Thus was born Electric Window 3B.
Each time the button is pressed, a new particle (represented by a single LED) is born. The speed of each new particle is based on the average time between previous births. Thus, the system has a form of “memory” shaped by previous users.
I really like the way this device incorporates input over time, allowing folks to build on the work of previous users. Nice work, Andrew!
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