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The sensor evolves

Designing a sensor that communicated it’s function to visitors was a major challenge. What does a device that is meant to have smoke blown at it to control a video look like?

We wanted to invoke imagery somewhere halfway between a microphone and an ashtray. The early sketches at left show those themes – perforated metal grilles would be backed by the gas sensor and an array of LED’s. The LEDs would light up when the sensor detected gas and slowly fade down as gas was no longer detected and were intended to provide positive feedback to users.

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