Physical type animation billboard.
This project was born from the idea to physically animate a type set. You would discover the sentence as you would pass by the billboard. 

The letters are custom shaped to be animated using only one motor. The typeset starts from a simple set of vertical lines then naturally form letters.
The frame is handmade using wood. The letters are laser cutted, gears as well. They are custom shaped, to be controlled with individual mini servo motors.

This project uses a kinect infrared camera to “see” if anyone is there. The code was fully done only using Processing and Arduino.


This project was achieved during my cursus at HEAD — Geneva under supervision of Camille Scherrer.

Coding, Design & Production : Theo Francart
Photography : ©Raphaelle Mueller, HEAD – Genève