The team set out to find which flower was the most ‘popular’ amongst insects in the Las Cruces garden by creating Mimosa.
Mimosa was a set of pressure sensors that lived on flowers and recorded the number of insects that visited them. This was visualized in two ways. One was a drawing machine connected to the vibration sensor(piezo) that created unique drawings as the sensor was activated. The second output was long exposure images of LED lights attached to the same flowers- the more popular, the brighter the light grew.
During the process of making Mimosa, the team aligned on the fact that in order to design with nature, we must design in nature. The team took all the needed materials into the field, soldering and building the circuits in place.