December 12, 2013

Build an Arduino-powered Meditation Mandala

If the pressures of a fast-paced life are starting to affect your health and well-being, then one method of getting back to normal is a process of meditation to help relax and recuperate. Two design students in New York came across this situation and turned to the Arduino platform to create a solution - their "Meditation Mandala".

Designed by Eliz Ayaydin and Julia Plevin the device uses a wind sensor to measure you're breathing, and changes colour depending on the air flow. You can then use the changing colours to track and control your breathing, and aid the process of meditation. The cause and device are demonstrated in the short film below:

It's an ingenious way of helping relax, and the final product looks great as well. With a creative laser-cut enclosure the project certainly becomes a finished product - so to get started visit their project Instructable page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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