PETT Plant

John Van Strien and team have created an interactive light and sound responsive sculpture called PETT Plant.  

This beautiful work of art can be programmed custom animations from and Android app.  It also has a sound responsive mode where the color of each stem modulates like a rainbow graphic equalizer.

PETT Plant also comes pre-programmed with several brainwave entrainment sequences.  In entrainment mode, PETT Plant will pulsate at specific frequencies to help move you into brainwave states conducive to inducing sleep, meditation or increasing alertness.

This video shows the PETT Plant in action

Thunder Mansion

Thomas Hudson and a group of people at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) have gotten into the Halloween spirit early with this freaky shaking haunted mansion.  The house is made of cardboard with some miniature skulls, bats, and cats laser cut out of plastic.  Thomas added lightning and sound effects as well as making the house shake.  This spooky house is an awesome prop to kick off the Halloween season.

This video shows the mansion in action

 

Thomas has made the code available on GitHub.