Allow us to introduce our friend MAX, who seeks interaction with humans. To experience the unique features of Max, simply place your hand on its body and activate the sounds of its organs. You'll hear its breathing mouth, burping throat, beating heart, and digesting stomach. As you slowly remove your hand, the sounds will become increasingly inhuman. Step away, and MAX will request your assistance in returning to a more humanlike state.
process & design
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How does it work?
MAX's body is equipped with photoresistors mounted on each of his organs, which are connected to an Arduino Uno microcontroller. The amount of incoming light detected by each photoresistor is transmitted to Max, where it is processed. We use four prerecorded audio samples for each organ, with a state of zero indicating no light and playing an unmodified audio sample. Increasing amounts of light result in a shift in the Mix parameter from dry to wet. In addition, organs with activity around the photoresistor are louder in Mix. Random ambient digital noise is also generated in Max.