2018. Silicone rubber, arduino, sensors, LEDs.
Rodents have been exploited in human’s endeavours for technological progress, yet remain to be one of the most hated creatures. Indicator Species is a household sensor device with the natural capabilities of a mouse: the ability to detect CO2, carbon monoxide and air pollution (from burning matter). On detecting these substances, the robotic mouse’s tail moves, its red eyes flash and a squeaking sound is emmited. The device aims to highlight the dichotomy between repulsion for these creatures and the hugely significant role they have played in scientific and technological advancement.