In the ghetto
Slow Elvis is an installation for our Bournemouth, office window. A life size cardboard cut out of The King stands on a skateboard and slowly mirrors the movements of random pedestrians as they pass by outside.
The wonder of you
A webcam monitors the pavement and our software latches on to a random pedestrian in the feed, then tracks them as they walk past. Their position data is passed on to Elvis who is moved along a track. Elvis is powered by an Arduino controlled stepper motor, which as we found out, isn’t the fastest or most powerful way to create movement, but the result is wonderfully creepy.
A little less conversation
Check out these vines to see Slow Elvis in action:
Thank you, thank you very much
Links & resources
Project code: GitHub