Funky Mirror is a mirror that can be distorted. It consists of a plexiglass mirror and a distortion control box. The slider on the distortion control box corresponds to the degree distortion. Positioning the slider in the middle (the starting position) gives a normal reflection and displays the red lights. Placing the slider above the starting position gives a narrow distortion and initiates the yellow lights. Whereas below the starting position gives a wider distortion initiating the green lights.
At its heart is a wooden frame that consists of a mirrored plexiglass and four servo motors. A slider is used controls the movement of the servo motors and to display the appropriate LCD's to represent the type of distortion. When a narrow distortion is requested, two servo motors push the mirror out(by rotating the plastic on the servo motor) and for a wider distortion, two servo motors are pulled in (by rotating the servo motor to pull the metal peice that is attached to the mirror).
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Zorin Musani created this for her short assignment as part a senior-level human computer interaction class at the University of Calgary.
Created in November, 2002
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