This mock-up represents efforts to diversify the sensing and actuating capabilities of the Arduino FIO, and it’s integration into an Agent Based system consisting of an Agent Computing Mechanism (ACM) and Database. It has two separate photocell arrays. The first collects information on the amount of light inside of the mock-up environment, the second is used to track to position of the sun relative to the facade itself. A SHT15 temperature/humidity sensor is also used to collect data on the mock-up’s environment. Two sets of NanoMuscles control ventilation dampeners and the dynamic frit panes. The data collected by the senosors is computed by the Arduino, and passed along to the ACM, and then to the DB for long and short-term storage. Although the mock-up can manage itself autonomously, it can also receive more advanced instructions from the ACM.
Grasshopper model showing adaptive functionality