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  • Chris Piuggi 11:10 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    So much going on here  – plants are growing, fish are going…
    Can’t wait to update you all on Thursday.

    Below is my schedule for the rest of the semester :

    4/18 Implement Filter prototype 1 /Testing / Sensor Prototypes

    4/21 Begin Building prototype 2/ Begin Sensor Network

    4/25 Implement Filter prototype 2/ All Data to Network

    4/28 Paper Writing/ Eating/ Testing

    5/2 Paper Writing/ Eating/ Testing

    5/5 Paper Writing/ Eating/ Testing

    5/9 Presentation

  • hilalkoyuncu 9:47 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    New Prototype, new character… 

    He doesn’t have a name yet but my new toy is heart broken. You keep him company, listen to music with him, talk to him,
    dance with him, hug him… help him mend his broken heart.

    I have been building him since saturday, non stop. I still couldn’t close him up yet but I made huge progress.

    My code is in place as well but, I will most likely modify it based on user testing which I was supposed to start today but unfortunately I need one mpre day to fully establish my enclosure.

    Here are many many pics and videos of my new prototype:

    (More …)

  • Alvaro Soto 7:25 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Modulo Schedule 

    Color Test and Logo

    Quick Rendering of the final product


    Monday 04/18 : Prototype different connections (Copper tape, Pins, and furniture connectors)

    Tuesday 04/19: cut color disks/write for paper

    Wednesday 04/20: Start building

    Thursday 04/21: building, presentation

    Friday 05/22: Building

    Saturday 06/23: building

    Sunday 04/24: Building/ finish and paint

    Monday 05/26: bring disks to class and select the best ones

  • lpercifield 4:56 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    DEP Green infrastructure meeting 

    The DEP held a “Green infrastructure” meeting last thursday, which I attended. The concept of the green infrastructure program is to find ways to reduce CSO outfalls by developing alternates to traditional infrastructure. These green initiatives include green roofs, bioswales, and enhanced tree pits to help reduce storm water run-off. There is even a grant program for people to develop these ideas with funding from the DEP, unfortunately the applications are due on the 29th of april. I spoke with several people about my project and got some ideas about how to proceed.

  • Lee 2:53 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    OmNom Schedule etc. 

    I found this great precedence for my project!

    The build is going well I now have a rough prototype to understand the sort of size of container I’ll need. I’ve sent in my proposal to kickstarter and am waiting for approval. I have 1 completed personality of noises that are now triggered by the sensors. My next steps are to finish up the multiple personalities, install OmNom and start ding some testing, design a more finished container to be laser cut, and test, test, test.

    April 18
    Have all sensors installed and triggering reactions based on the kinds of interactions I’m expecting.

    April 21
    Have 1 more peronality crafted and a switch to allow the user to change personalities. Install the rough prototype in a waste bin. Have an illustrator file ready for the laser cutter.

    April 25
    Have done some initial user testing and begin to refine interactions, sounds, and code. Have all Personalities crafted and ready for tweaking. Hopefully have materials cut and read to be assembled for final housing.

    April 28
    Installed OmNom in new housing and have a OmNom bin setup on the 10th floor for mass user testing.

    May 2
    More improvements made and 2nd OmNom built and ready for deployment. Rough draft of paper finished. Start collecting all materials for final presentation.

    May 5
    Paper written and finished. Hopefully have raised gobs of money on kickstarter. Any final minor tweaks made. Presentation 90% finished.

    May 9
    Final presentation! and then drinks!

    • Behnaz Babazadeh 4:12 am on April 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      More precedence!
      Here is a project by a previous MFADT student and garbage cans-but not as awesome as omnom 🙂

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