This weekend-long project consists of a daylight tracker toy which is designed to be placed near a window. It uses a photocell to track the light progress during the day. When you wake up, the puppet’s arms will be down indicating it is the start of the day. The arms will slowly go up as the light diminishes when you get to the late afternoon and evening part of the day. At night, when there is no light, the puppet’s arms will be up, simulating a muscle stretch and a yawn and indicating it is time to get a good night’s sleep. It is a twist on a light detecting system that could be used as a toy for children.
I completed this project at Cornell Tech using Stretch Paper Puppets from the Google Paper Signals project. Check out the video below and click on the repository for more information!