poplar, plywood, DC motors, rods, arduino, various electronics, power supply, 74" x 48" x 4"
Wooden houses all in a row with a windmill in front of them. When the user blows on the windmill the houses begin to spin. All of the houses spin at different speeds and one needs to blow pretty hard to get the last house in the line to spin.
This interaction is created using a series of DC motors for each house and an arduino reading the signal from the spinning fan to control the speeds of the motors.
Warning: Using this sculpture can cause sever light headed-ness.
Tornado Alley was shown at the NYU ITP Spring Show 2012