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  • itsjennkaye 8:34 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Love Machine: Prototype 

    The inspiration for my project is the movie Lady and the Tramp–specifically the part where the two dogs are eating the same spaghetti noodle.

    Lady and the Tramp

    I would like to re-create this moment with two pulse sensors and two servo motors. The motors will wind fake “spaghetti” at the rate of each user’s heartbeat. As the spools turn, it will draw the users closer and closer together.

    I make a prototype of this with one pulse sensor while I wait for my second one to arrive in the mail. Currently, it draws my face into the plate of “spaghetti.” Pretty absurd.

  • JeannetteSubero 6:44 am on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Step 2: Prototyping 

    For my ideation I had very basic ideas, but I liked the toy one, so I went looking for one, and ended up finding something better! I finger puppet/fridge magnet of Nikola Tesla. So since he worked with wireless electricity, and we are working with wireless communication, I thought he’d be perfect. Also Kristen and Tiam did a project for Major Studio, and I really liked the flash effect from the lightning. My new idea is to make a didactic toy, in this case to explain kids about Tesla.

    Nik (1)

    Nik (2)

    Nik (3)

    Nik (4)

    Nik (5)

    Lightning + Tesla + Wireless toy Prototype from Jeannette Subero on Vimeo.

    I would like to add a visual interface in processing with the information on Tesla that also reacts with the pulse sensor. I’m working on that! I want to add sound as well (thunders), but I’m still not sure whether to do it on processing or through the arduino.

  • Yury Gitman 5:20 pm on December 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    PComp 2012 Final Project 

    Create a “design object” that shows a user’s heartbeat represented with Light, Sound, and/or Vibration.

    Step 1:  Ideation  [Due Nov 30]

    One concept can be for example: a glowing orb that flashes red with a user’s heartbeat.  The electronic “guts” are similar to what you’ve worked with on your Sound Toy.  Make 3 such ideas with a line drawing for each.  Emphasis the Role this design object has in a user’s life.

    Step 2: Prototyping [Due Dec 7th]

    Pick one of your role prototypes from step 1.  Make two more prototypes, a implementation prototype and a look and feel prototype.   Your implementation prototype to should demonstration the technical function for your final project.  The look and feel prototype should show the size, color, weight, and ideal form factor of your final project.

    Step 3: Intergrated Prototype, Playtest, and Final Presentation [Due Dec 14th]

    Combine your implementation prototype and look and feel prototype, into one working design object.  What 3 different end-users interact with it.  Take notes on what the interaction is, with particular emphasis on “what happened as you expected” and “what happened that you didn’t expect”.

    Present final project, along with your Simon Says, to guest critics on Dec 14th.

    Step 4: Documentation [Due Dec 21st]

    Based on observations from play-testing and feedback at final critics, create a 90-120 video that demonstrates end-users interacting with your design object from start to finish.  The video should include slides with your name and your project’s name. This video should “show” and “tell” about our project to an audience that doesn’t know you and may never get a chance to see your project in their own hands.

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