Living Surfaces is a prototype for a wall that mirrors your movements. It essentially senses the distance of your body to its sensors and moves in response to this distance. This mock up uses 4 hobby servos, 4 proximity sensors, an arduino, and the works required for a circuit. I initially called it Shy Bo, as it was originally imagined as a shy and bold wall.
More in depth documentation for the making of this prototype can be found here.
This video was taken by Matthew Rader.
The sensors are imbedded in the wood frame. It is always important to make the interaction seamless.
The skin of the wall is made of latex and paper. The hobby servos are connected to a metal wire that pushes on this surface. Rotational movement is converted into linear movement.