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  • Yury Gitman 7:18 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    09 Timeline 


    Order parts.

    Find a right range of height of bath water.
    Find a right range of IR sensor output value.
    Make leds turn on and off on different ranges of height that matches bath in air.
    Make leds turn on and off on different heights of water in bath.

    Make recorder play different sounds on ranges of height that matches bath in air.
    Make recorder play different sounds on different heights of water in bath.
    Make the circuit working in the air.
    Make the circuit working in bath with water.

    Make the circuit into a smaller size.
    Get a proper sized rubber duck that can fits the circuit and battery.
    Put circuit and battery into the duck.
    Test it in bath with water.

    User test.
    Modify it.
    Document it.

  • Yury Gitman 7:16 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    antisocial toy project schedule 

    look for what kind of sensors and motors I can use in my project
    order materials that I need (sensors, motors)
    make a general figure for testing the Servo motors and the IR sensor
    show the prototype with basic turning head movement
    trouble shooting and figure out a way for more natural movement
    working on codes for smoothing movements of turning head
    adjust the range of the IR sensor
    show refined prototype with more natural movement, more precise range detection and plush toy’s head.
    refine toy’s look and try to combine the toy and the electronic part
    show refined project with finalized plush toy and circuit
    show my prototype that close to the end item
    working on detail adjustments
    document producing process
    the final presentation

  • Yury Gitman 7:16 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Schedule for Final Project 

    Week of 11/11: Draw out design of trash bin, plan how the technology will work, order parts/materials I might need, get IR sensor to work with Winbond when dumping trash into the bins. Document all progress.

    Week of 11/18: Plan next steps, figure out how to detect when the bin is full and build it. Incorporate the "full" sensor with rest of what I’ve made thus far. Document progress.

    Week of 11/25: Holiday! Start testing out my XBee’s and get them to work. Get the trash bin to talk to my computer.

    Week of 12/2: buy materials to build the casing, build out the bin and test its structure, make tweaks if needed. Document my progress.

    Week of 12/9: Program the entire week! Program/debug my Arduino, do any needed programming for the XBee’s, wire it all up into the bin’s casing, debug.

    Final Day, 12/16: Present final product.

  • Yury Gitman 7:15 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘Bchito’ for your purse [Project Schedule] 

    Bill of Materials (B.O.M.)

    • RFID Reader ID -12 (Sparkfun sku:SEN-08419) 
    • RFID Reader Breakout (Sparkfun sku: SEN-08423)
    • RFID Disc Sticker (Parallax 28148)
    • Arduino Stamp (Sparkfun sku: DEV-08164)
    • 9 Volt Battery
    • Speaker
    • Pushbutton
    • Surface mount LEDs (Digikey 160-1434-1-ND)


    Week November 11

    • Ordering parts online (RFID Reader ID -12, RFID Reader Breakout, RFID Disc Sticker)
    • Design proposals of the piece |  Proposals for the "look and feel" of the object.
    • Production of the piece (three for testing?) | Rough prototype
    • Make the RFID circuit
    • Test sample code with the circuit
    • Check if the code reads the RFID tags

    Week November 18

    • Troubleshooting the RFID circuit
    • Integrate the circuit on the final design proposal
    • Low Resolution Prototype

    Week November 25  [No Class]

    • Lighting Proposal V1
    • Sound Proposal V1
    • Testing
    • Low Resolution Prototype Iteration
    • Solder surface mount LEDs to crimping beads
    • Hight Resolution Prototype

    Week December 2

    • Lighting Proposal V2
    • Sound Proposal V2
    • Testing
    • Documentation
    • Video
    • Production Final Presentation

    Week December 16

    • Final Presentation
  • Yury Gitman 7:14 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    reVitamind timeline 


    -how does it exist
        + is it a bottle ?
        + is it a band ?

        + proximity ?
        + photo-resistor (detects light)
        + switch lid
    -chip corder circuit (wires, chipcorder, speakers)


    11/18 Have solid concept, form in mind. i.e. Where does it live? How does it work? Specifics. Have parts to work with. i.e. lid switch, IR sensor(s), hooked up to chip corder. Figure out size of object to hold parts securely.
    11/25 no class (Start working on a base interface — LEDs/recordable/ could be something kids would really like. Look into waterproof casing) Musical interface?
    12/2 Have a functioning prototype/object Start user testing
    12/9 Fully functioning circuit and solidified form/function. Design and aesthetics troubleshooting.
    12/16 Have documentation, fully functioning object. Final presentation prepared.

  • Yury Gitman 7:13 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Production Timeline 

    Below is a timeline for the Catertainer production schedule. Certain objectives need to be completed by specific days in order to move forward, and this will help to solidify the day-to-day goals.

    11.18 //
    Do initial setup. I need to get all of the components working together fairly well. This includes the lights, sound, proximity sensor, and (if possible) motion-sensor and small vibrating motor. The toy does not need to be housed in anything, but I should spend this whole preliminary construction week really getting the parts to work well together.
    12.02 //
    The second week will involve really getting the circuit as compact as possible. I will need to research smaller components and try to build the circuit off of the breadboard. This will be one of the most crucial parts of the construction, so I should really take two weeks I have to make sure it is done right.
    12.09 //
    Pre-final due. All of the sensors need to be working, and I should have an idea of what the final shape and components will be. I will want to experiment on a few feline test subjects to see if they are sufficiently "catertained."
    11.16 //
    Final construction due. This last week should be spent solely on improving on the overall design and trouble-shooting / refining the code to make the toy work as well as possible. Get some good documentation!
  • Yury Gitman 7:13 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Picci & Timeline 

    Picci from Subalekha Udayasankar on Vimeo.

    Nov 18 – Flickr API (upload tool)
    Nov 25 – Camera to Flickr interface (dock??)
    Dec 2 – Look and Feel of Picci
    Dec 9 – Interface hardware with toy & Video
    Dec 16 – Final

  • Yury Gitman 7:12 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Birdie Schedule! 

    11/18: Have two working winbond’s to mess with, and bill of materials
    11/25: Have three different Birdie cases ready for testing
    Screw the winbond! Get Arduino Mini to make tones and design cases
    12/02: Test Birdie 1.0, consider case alterations, other sounds, etc.
    Test sound(s), and get code working seamlessly for implementation prototypes. Have look and feel prototypes to show.
    12/09: Test Birdie with look and feel, implementation, and role prototypes. Consider and make any necessary alterations
    12/16: Final Due (have video/documentation of Birdie in action)!

  • Yury Gitman 7:06 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Timeline for Final Project: Fuki 

    Week of…
    11/10:  Finalize concept. "How May I help you"? or the "Mini Talker" (temporary titles).
    11/18:  Finalize circuit structure.   Collect all the materials needed.  Tweak the "technology" behind the final product.  (make sure that the IR sensor and the voice recorder are working together, etc.). 
    Design casing  (the final "look"). 
    11/25: Test mechanism without package
    12/2: Finalize casing and package everything into one seamless product.
    12/9: Testing/tweaking
    12/16:Final Project Due

  • Yury Gitman 6:44 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Catertainer Video 

    Catertainer from Mouse & the Billionaire on Vimeo.

  • Yury Gitman 6:14 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    very quick and dirty video prototype 

    very quick & dirty video prototype from maze on Vimeo.

  • Yury Gitman 5:48 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    pants party…part duex 


    nov. 11: start zipper circuit.
    nov. 18: zipper circuit done!
    nov. 25: (no class but…) connect audio chip and superbright LEDs inside shade to zipper control.
    dec.  2:  record audio track "marvin gaye…let’s get it on"/ attach pants to shade / any other debugging.
    dec.  9: write presentation / document product for web (package project….images, video, how to, etc )
    dec. 16: present yo!

  • Yury Gitman 4:09 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Hello, How May I Help You? 

    Hello, How May I help you? from Fuki on Vimeo.

  • Yury Gitman 2:22 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  


    reVitamind from Jessica Floeh on Vimeo.

  • Yury Gitman 8:51 am on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    PING, The Smart Bin 

    Just a rough video demonstrating a user scenario of my smart trash bin
    which measures your waste vs. recycling and can give you friendly
    reminders. I haven’t decided on a ‘personality’ for the bin right now, so I just used my voice for it, which is lame…

    PING, The Smart Bin from Katrina Bekessy on Vimeo.

  • Yury Gitman 12:45 am on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Bchito 2000! [Rough Video Prototype] 

    Video Prototype V1 from Jennifer Dopazo on Vimeo.

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