Adaptive Facade Mock-up v1

This initial mock-up represents my efforts to gain an understanding of Arduino micro-controllers (namely the Arduino FIO with XBEE radios).  A simple double pane frit is altered by shifting only one pane with a shape memory alloy NanoMuscle (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8782) in response to light values gathered by a single photocell.  The lever was used to increase the NanoMuscle’s limited 4mm range.  This however reduces the 70g pull, and led to poor actuation results.

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