The capacity or the used space on our hard drives or flash drives is just
visualized digital. We never know for sure, how much memory is used on
the data storage, we carry around with us.
DataBot Harddrive gives data a physical size. The hard drive grows or
shrinks, according to the used space on the medium.
During the file-transmission, it also visualizes the progress with a blinking
light, which speed decreases till the transmission is finished. By checking
the analog scale on the body, you can always see the current fill level.
If an error occurs when transferring a file, the DataBot communicates this
by shaking and blinking red.
The prototype was implemented with VVVV and Arduino. The constuction
consists of a 3D-printed case, a servo-motor and some LED's.
Also make sure to check out the DataBot Mouse: vimeo.com/24741148
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Prof. Hans Krämer
Prof. Steffen Süpple