Pan-tilt mechanism for directing Hypersonic Speakers

 
 
 

 
 

This system is designed to give us the ability to direct audio signals at individuals, much like the way security cameras can be controlled over a network. Using hypersonic speakers and an arduino based pan-tilt
mechanism, we can control the direction of the sound beam and aim at the specific targets we want to receive our message. 

 

Initial testing yielded interesting results; some people reacted, some ignored, some got angry, some engaged. From the user/player/attacker perspective, the possibility of gamification pops up. In an attempt to capture the interaction, I took some photos. 
The variety of reactions brings up new questions and the project calls for more exploration.

 

 

December 2014