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  • yongjaelee2011 5:52 pm on September 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    3 Projects I like at the Maker Faire 

    1 . The Empowerment Plan : Veronika Scott at the College of Creative Studies

    The jacket is self-heated, waterproof, and transforms into a sleeping bag at night for a homeless people. I am very interested in using our knowledge in our daily lives and for people. I think that Veronika’s idea and her coat are great example of using our knowledge to needed people.


    2. In the Wind: Michell Cardona and Nelson Ramon at NYU ITP

    A project on self-generating power with wind. The project is great use of alernative energy. Magnetics in the center of the bands vibrate as wind blows and create energy. These two people studies at the NYU ITP.


    3. Spinning Drum: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Electric Computer Engineering

    A user hits the synthisizer key inputs to create animation on the screen. The music player is very simple and easy to use, so I found lots of not technical users having fun to play with it.

  • firmread 8:54 am on September 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Maker Faire!!! 

    Here we go, Maker Faire!

    “In the wind” By ITP students Michell Cardona and Nelson Ramon
    Basically, this project works by using wind to generate electricity to operate the LED light.
    Nice prototype for some self-sufficiency circuit.

    Next, “Contact Microphone”, it is a simple kit using the piezoelectric pickup to get the vibration. But the application of the kit can happen in very variety ways. For video example check out their site here.

    Last but not least, “Electrisize Machines” by Samwell Freeman. I like how the project is not so practical but more like a critical design about how we use computer so much and don’t do enough body exercise. So you just have to exercise to do simple inputs like keyboard and mouse.

    There is other 3 projects that I like on Major Studio blog (It’s double assignments on this Faire, sweet huh?). Just wanna post a quick link here in case you guys care to check it out.

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