It’s Like Taking Candy From A Baby!


In the beginning stages of brainstorming, we could not let go of a creepy baby being involved in some way. With lots of thought and consideration of our own capabilities, we decided to embark on plan to make a candy bowl with a baby inside that reacts when a piece of candy is taken.


The materials we gathered for the aesthetic aspect of the project included the following:

  • baby doll
  • paint
  • hot glue
  • canvas strips
  • cardboard
  • ultrasonic sensor
  • female/male headers
  • (2) servo motors
  • bluetooth speaker


With a splash of blood and a bag of candy, we were able to finish our demon baby candy bowl.


Though this project involves literally taking candy from a baby, making it was not like taking candy from a baby. We were faced with a number of obstacles including:

  • The unreliability of the ultrasonic sensor
  • Mapping the ultrasonic sensor
  • Fitting all of the baby parts in the bucket
  • Analog input and output — the ultrasonic sensor (I) and servo motors (O)
  • p5.js sound library — the audio of the crying baby


Making the bowl baby gave us lots of great experience in product design, fabrication, and collaboration. Having the time make a complex piece allowed for lots of practice planning, testing, and perfecting.



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Aidan Massie

Aidan Massie

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Student at New York University. Passionate about visual art and the intersection between technology and sports.