Urban Armor #4: The Heavy Petter

The Heavy Petter is an automated petting device that can be strapped onto a partner who is unwilling or unable to pet you for your desired length of time. It consists of two servo motors, an acrylic structure and a knitted casing.

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, servos, acrylic, yarn
Troy, NY
2014