a playful and interactive installation


Role: Co-creator, Developer, Fabrication,

Time to completion: 1 month

Team: Patrick Presto

Tools : Arduino, javascript, laser cutter, wood fabrication

Drivr is an interactive film experience that allows the user to direct and edit their own action packed car chase scene. By utilizing a steering wheel, a gas pedal, and a brake pedal the user is able to control the speed and direction of the scene with familiar car components.


Turn left and right with the steering wheel. The movie clip will change to fit your driving.

Speed up or slow down the scene with the gas and brake pedals. 

A radio is also included so you can listen to sweet tunes while cruising through films.

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The project was written primarily in Javascript using the p5.js library. C++ is also used to program the Arduino micro-controller.



An Arduino 101 microcontroller was used in this project, primarily for using its builtin accelerometer. Additional components include two expression pedals, a potentiometer, a switch, and an LCD display.



The dashboard is created with a combination of wood and acrylic. The wood pieces are hand cut whereas the acrylic pieces are cut and detailed with a laser printer.

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All movie scenes were edited with Adobe Premiere into shorter clips in order to meet the project's needs