Wrinkles are a materialization of time, the growth rings on a tree are also a symbol for the passing of time. It takes long time to get wrinkles and growth rings. Well, this device will reflect the materialisation of time in a short period. When someone is close, the ticket machine will print out the time in seconds. Just like how the paper is wasted when printing, so is every second of your life. It is gone and wasted, and you can never get it back.
These moments may be meaningless, or they may be the most important moments in life, yet they are all priceless pieces of your life. I wanted to create a representation for the oppression and powerlessness that we have over time, reminding everyone to live in the moment to cherish time, people and the things around them.
Using a small thermal printer, RTC, ultrasonic sensor and a SeeeduinoLotus. I coded the ultrasonic sensor to set a distance of 15cm, where if any one is detected within this distance, this will trigger the printer to print out the time every 2 seconds.
Finally, the acrylic material was cut by laser cutting and assembled into a box, leaving some holes for the ultrasonic sensor and power line. After polishing it into a matte surface, I put the electronics into the box.
And therefore the project is completed.