http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqprceAk4fs The Teapotty is a teapot sitting on a servo which takes readings from a magnetometer which is influenced by neodymium magnets in a cup. The magnetometer takes the reading from the north position, plays a bit of something similar to the Tetley Tea tune and then moves to a new position - where the teacup moves to. BlinkM RGB LEDs indicate the new position of the teapot by changing colour based on the teapot's new position from 0-180 degrees. I made some polymorph diffuser covers for them & also added heart confetti to emphasise the feeling of heartwarming happiness a cup of tea can bring!
To read the the artists own reads please visit: http://rainycatz.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/teapotty-electronic-teapot-exploration-for-chi-tek-at-the-va/