Urban Armor#6: Cinnabrooch

CinnaBrooch consists of a homemade mechanical leaf shutter, a cinnamon bun, and a moisture sensor. The moisture sensor rests inside the armpit. When you are nervous and perspiring, the shutter will begin to open and close. The alluring aroma of cinnamon buns will then waft over all in your vicinity.

Urban Armor is a series of absurd wearable technology pieces investigating the relationship between nonsense and machines in search of a liminal space between the functional and the symbolic, a space in which the boundaries between reality and fiction begin to slip. The pieces are documented in partially-staged, partially-spontaneous performance scenarios. Tutorials for many of the pieces in this series are hosted at urbanarmor.org

Arduino, servo motor, laser cut acrylic, cardboard, fabric, cinnamon bun.
Troy, NY
2015