3D Toothbrush

Hardware/Installation, 2014

A 3D Toothbrush that simulates on a screen the movement of an actual toothbrush in your mouth. It uses an accelerometer on the toothbrush, a custom-made algorithm, a microcontroller, and OpenFrameworks.

Areas:  Concept & Execution, Hardware and Firmware development

Tech: OpenFrameworks, Arduino, Accelerometer/Gyroscope, Algorithm Development, 3D Modeling

The goal of this project is to simulate on a screen the movement of an actual toothbrush in the user’s mouth.

An accelerometer/gyroscope is connected to the toothbrush. A microcontroller imports the data into OpenFrameworks. A custom-made algorithm then translates the data into the movements of a 3D toothbrush on a 3D scanned typodont.

Exhibited: MakerFaire 2014 | http://makerfaire.com