Authors: Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman
Theoretical adviser: Bojana Kunst
Sound manipulated and performed live by MC Brane Vs BeitThron
Video edited and manipulated live by Igor Štromajer
Performed live from Hamburg, Germany. Live Internet Broadcast to the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam.
29 May 2010, 22:00
Ballettikka Internettikka Insecttikka is a part of the Performmikka Internettikka event, curated by Petra Heck.
+ see also: BI Insecttikka Test
The robo-bug and the wireless mini-cam / their size, compared to a standard AA battery.
Hexbug feels its way around sensing objects in its path and avoiding them. You can control where it scurries through a hand clap, loud noise or table slap. The robotic bug will travel forward until it hits an obstacle or hears a loud noise. It will then backup in a half circle and then move forward in a different direction.
– Crawling bug
– Bump sensor feelers help it avoid obstacles
– Change its direction by clapping or making noise
– Fits in your hand
Weight (lbs): 0.034
Width (inches): 2.34
Height (inches): 1.3
Depth (inches): 2.66
# of Legs: 6
Sound Sensor: Yes
Touch Sensor: Yes
# of Batteries: 2
# wireless camera and transmitter: DraganFly Eyecam Extreme 2.4GHz Color Wireless CCD Night Vision Micro Video Camera with 2.4GHz, 4 channel switchable, 50mW ultra-light transmitter
# wireless video receiver: DraganFly 2.4GHz, 4 channel auto-selecting A/V receiver/down converter with Circular Polarized Flat Patch Antenna