*gus is a set of wind chimes for the urban dweller. City living puts puts us close together, and though the sound of wind chimes may appeal to some, it can be disruptive to others nearby. *gus solves that problem by changing the interaction of wind chimes from broadcast to opt-in while maintaining an actual connection to the wind in your location. The wind sensing mechanism is silent, and you can either hang it outside (from a tree or fire escape) or place it on your windowsill. To listen to *gus simply open up the widget on your computer; you are able to hear the chimes as they react to the wind right outside your window… though your neighbors won't hear anything.
*gus uses the wireless Xbee protocol, various analog sensors and switches, and is programmed in the Processing environment. I created it along with Vikram Tank.