Art Project: Motion Tracking Furniture

July 15, 2007

Wouldn’t it be cool to have furniture that always faced you? You could make swivel chairs that have radio detectors in them that could focus on an emitter you put on your key chain. Then a little stepper motor would turn the swivel chair till the seat faced the signal. And once you sat, it would turn off the tracking mechanism.

Now that I think of it, you would have to aim slightly to the left of the emitter, because it would be in your pocket, and you don’t want the seat to point at your pocket, but your butt as you are about to sit down.

I’m more happy than I should be that I got to say “but your butt” in a blog post. At this moment, hilarity has no other definition.

The chair would need to be solar, otherwise you’d have to plug it in.

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