This is a picture of a physical info vis project that my group-mate and I made. It was powered by Arduino. It depicts the story of how rabbits were introduced into Australia. The introduction of rabbits into the island nation caused the ecosystem to suddenly change with no natural predator, and a lot of animals that became preys and gradually extinct. We coded this project to run with three components:
- The timeline would have the arrow move through the years since the rabbits were introduced into Australia
- At each stop in the timeline, the origami rabbit’s tail would spin at a new speed depicting population
- At each stop in the timeline, the scroll on the right would shift down to display the names and years of all the species that became extinct due to the imbalance in the ecosystem
It was something similar to what a museum might use to relay information to the public.