Frolicking Flower

By: Kitty Cheung
Course: IAT 267 Introduction to Technological Systems

Description: For this toy hack project, I hacked a paper craft flower to give it more personality and energy using Arduino. This flower needs sunlight for photosynthesis. When it receives enough light as detected by a light sensor, the plant can create its own food and a green LED shines. It will dance and frolic to show its energy and happiness. When the flower does not receive enough light, it becomes “hungry” and a red LED light shines to indicate its tiredness and the dancing stops.