Schedule – Spring 2009 Semester

Jan
27    First Day
30    Sign-up To Blog, Review Parts to get and where/how, Install operating system. Do homework Hello World, Hand-out Arduinos

Feb
3
     Show Home Work. Discuss LED's, Lumi's Viewing Radius. Find LED
time-pieces, blog them. Make a series of LED's fire. Explore Time and
Squence in Code. Explore Position in Space for Effect. Assign Student
Lecturers. 
6      Student Lectures Begin. Topic and Homework -  LED Light and Time, Resisters, Series/Parallel.
10    Student Lectures.  Topic and Homework -  LED Light and Time- PWM and general construction and material effects.
13    Movie Theremin
17   
Attend Toy Fair 15-18th. Blog 3 items you liked there. Include photo,
name, maker's name, and one paragraph of why you like it.
20    Show LED light Projects – Crit
24    Student Lectures.  Topic and Homework – Order Speakers and other parts. Sound, Speakers, IR sensors, Ultra-sonic sensors
27    Student Lectures.  Topic and Homework – IR sensors, Ultra-sonic sensors, Feedback via LED's

March
3     Student Lectures.  Topic and Homework – More on IR sensors, Ultra-sonic sensors, Feedback via LED's
6      Student Lectures.  Topic and Homework – Sound and Music Feedback via Speakers, PWM
10    Student Lectures.  Topic and Homework – Sound Resonance in Material. Prototype 1
13    Student Lectures.  Topic and Homework – Prototype 2
16 to 22    Spring Break
24    Project Crits, Prototypes 3
26   
Electro-Plush, Sewing and Plush Fabric/construction- Focus on
Fabric/Stuffing, Blog 3 Characters you like. Never the same twice.
31   
Electro-Plush, Sewing and Plush Fabric/construction-  Focus on
Enclosures, Research Other Elecro-Plush, Find 3 and Describe why.

April
3     Electro-Plush, Prototype 1
7     Electro-Plush, Prototype 1 — User Play-Testing
10   Electro-Plush, Prototype 2
14   Electro-Plush, Prototype 3– User Play-Testing
17   Electro-Plush, Prototype 4
21   Holocaust Remembrance Day
24   Electro-Plush, Clone and Network
28   Electro-Plush, Clone and Network– User Play-Testing

May
1     Labor Day  Clone and Network
5     Electro-Plush, Prototype 4– User Play-Testing
8     Electro-Plush, Prototype 4
9 & 10     Reviews for Major Studio
12           Last Day of Class. Individual Reviews.
16t-17     Thesis Reviews
18   Classes and exams end.