The network scheme
Baby Love invites the public to upload mp3 love songs for baby's ME-data. Through the web interface and on site card reader (reads from i-pod, mp3 player or any memory cards), the uploaded mp3 files are recoded for ME-database and retrieved by baby machine via wireless network. Upon receiving the data, the mp3 file is analyzed and segments looped for repeated learning.
Teacup sensor system
The micro-processor installed inside the teacup takes in sensor data - speed and direction on spinning wheel, stop sensor on teacup handle, bumper sensor around the teacup plate. The speed 0 is for stop and 1, 2, 3 is variable. Auto and Manual mode is controlled by the riders of the teacup. The sensor data via RS232 device and 802.11 wifi is sent to the baby machine, where a maxSP program is written to respond to all sensor data.
/action [stop, start]
/mode [auto, manual]
/speed [0, 1, 2, 3]
/bump [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
The baby installed with a mac-mini and MaxSP retrives mp3 files from the servers. The mp3 is decoded and analyzed (beats, density, phrase). Looped segments are defined for baby's repeat learning. The sensor data sent from the moving teacup, speed (0,1,2,3) and direction (left-right), is programmed to shuffle the mp3 files, back and forth and in varible speed. The mp3 files, a la LP mode of scratch, are scrambled, in sync with the teacup's moving speed and direction. The crash occurs When the two teacups bump into each other. Upon the crash, the baby(machine) exchange loops of mp3 files. The elements are remixed and streamed on the web with new encoding (titled: B-00000). The CRASH data documents the time and date of the crash and archives the remixed mp3 files.