The ask: Build something interactive that ties into social networks. We felt that this heart would work well with the flux of LGBT rights movements and growing progressive nature of Richmond, VA.
We built a heart that comes to life with music and bubbles when two people make contact. At that point, it takes a photograph which is sent to a microsite and social networks.
I worked on the concept development and digital & physical computing. After building the electronics with a series of micro-controllers I linked the physical interactions to trigger automated social sharing programs. Then, I put it all on Instructables. I like sharing.