April 2022, Creative Embedded Systems
4.5 x 4.5 x 6 in.
posterboard, cardstock, trace paper, electronic components, ESP32
Arduino, Premiere Pro

Scramblizer is a kinetic sculpture inspired by the scrambling of a Rubik's Cube. The arms rotate outwards, change colors, and then rotate back inwards, discretizing the physical (rotation) and visual (color changing) aspects of scrambling a Rubik's cube. On a real cube, these two things happen simultaneously, as the colors of each face change while the faces get rotated. However, when it comes to speedcubing, these aspects relate to very different skills. Fast rotational motion requires fine motor control and is a purely physical task, while tracking color changes requires fast pattern recognition and is a purely mental task. Scramblizer emphasizes the difference between these skills by keeping physical and visual changes separate.