Telling Tales of Engagement: The Wray Broadband Project

Scarebot and scARecrow Time Machine

This project seeks to tell the story of the Wray Broadband project in a fairly unusual fashion: through the construction of a digitally enhanced 'scarecrow' to take part in the annual village scarecrow festival in May 2013. In addition, a augmented reality time machine application to display a 'virtual festival' showcasing scarecrows from revious festivals . All the scarecrow designs and the application development will form part of the eventual documentary.

 

Project Team

CoultonCoulton Paul Coulton Speculative Design, Design Fiction, Game Design, Design as Rhetoric, Research through Design, Design Futures, Play, Toys
No picture available Nick Race School of Computing and Communications
Mark Lochrie Mark Lochrie School of Computing and Communications

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scARecrow Time Machine available on the App Store

scARecrow Time Machine available on the App Store

Use this Augmented Reality application to find scarecrows hidden in both space and time throughout your local environment. These scarecrows are from the annual scarecrow festival held in the village of Wray in Lancashire in the UK.

The emergence of the Internet and networked media has opened...Read full update

ScareBot goes to Wray Scarecrow Festival

ScareBot goes to Wray Scarecrow Festival

ScareBot unveiled at the 2013 Wray Scarecrow Festival

During the May bank holiday weekend our design and development of ScareBot was revealed at the 2013 Wray Scarecrow Festival. Standing nearly 2.5 meters tall ScareBot is an interactive digital scarecrow designed with the help of the children...Read full update

ScareBot takes shape

ScareBot takes shape

Down in the lab scarebot rises from the slab!

Having spent Easter laser cutting the components for scarebot its great to see it taking shape from the workbench. The next stage will be wiring up the Android tablet, Raspberry Pi, and Arduino to power all the interactive components. ...Read full update

ScareBot construction

ScareBot construction

Fabrication of main digital scarecrow parts done!

Over Easter the main construction and fabrication of the digital scarecrow (scarebot) made significant progress with all the major body parts laser cut and assembled. The next stage will be to assemble and acrylic weld the body before adding...Read full update

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