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Prototype Spec: Conductive tattoo surface and holographic ‘Server’ Display

The tattoo would work with conductive ink that would allow a current to flow over the skin. We would also have a chip inside the brain that connects to the tattoo through wiring that would run along the arm and physically connect to the chip inside the brain. The tattoo would have multiple “end-points” and when a user touches these end-points different actions are triggered. One of the actions triggered would be the playback on the server. This would communicate with the server over through the cloud meaning a user would not have to physically connect to a server. All of a person’s memories are stored in the cloud which also means they can connect and display their memories from any available server. 

When constructing these design ideas we made full use of the IDeATe facility. We needed to laser cut in order to create the pepper's ghost hologram which are trapezoids that require to be assembled in a certain fashion. We then glued them in place and placed then under a large TV in order to project the videos and create the hologram effect. 

For the electronic tattoo, we follow the recipe list that was provided in the DuoSkin documentation. This also required a vinyl cutter that was available through IDeATe in order to create patterns that we created from CAD software like SolidWorks. 

After creating these pieces we then use electronics to bring them to functionality. An Arduino Uno was used paired with a CapacitiveSensor library that would sense when the electronic tattoo would be touched and activate lights on the Arduino. 

We then put this system onto a mannequin since we could not have everyone at the installation experiencing this on their bodies. They would be able to touch the mannequin and see how easy it is to control the light systems. 

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