Telependulum is an exploration into tangible communication. It consists of two pendulums that transmit forces between each other – always striving to reach a synchronized motion between them.

If the swinging motion on either side is manipulated, the other pendulum will immediately try to adapt is behavior accordingly. When the motion is synchronized the pendulums produce a low hum. If the pendulums swing out of sync the audio is distorted accordingly.

The Telependulums are controlled by a custom made circuit board from CIID labs. The board is based on Arduino hardware/software combined with a custom synthesizer library and audio output components. The motion of the pendulums is generated using a hacked computer hard drive motor equipped with a hall effect sensor to detect its exact position throughout the motion

Made during the Music and Motors course 2012 at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

Ruben van der Vleuten
Kenneth Aleksander Robertsen
Kostantinos Franzis

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