Week 11: American Sign Language ILY

For this week’s assignment I decided to use a hand as my starting point. Mostly because the organic movement of the material could mimic a human hand somewhat.

Given that the material was quite short I couldn’t execute my original idea of making a hand that closed into a fist. Naturally this ended up being a good thing. Because of the length of the material I used it to make the hand lower it’s middle and ring fingers creating the sign for “I love you” in American Sign Language. I then used one of the pressure sensors I made earlier in the semester, and mapped the values it delivers to control the force that the two fingers lower with.


Honestly this is a much more interesting finished product for me than a fist.

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