Sorting Hat - (Makerfaire 16)

 

Project summary:
This project aims on physicalization of product in movie/novel which is Harry Potter. This is a sorting hat that determines most well matched school Houses to each new student. As first grade in UNIST needs to select their school at the end of the first year, we prepared this to help their choice (secretly, this always recommend our school, Design and Human Engineering School!)

 

Details:
There were five servo motors to move head, eyes and the mouth. It can tilt its head in both direction (vert and hori). To make it talk, we also attached mp3 player module and speaker. Lastly, two electrodes were attached to the strings on the hat to determine if it was worn. Touching both of these electrodes made the hat move and talk.

 

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