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  • Yury Gitman 6:20 pm on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    PComp 3rd Class Assignment 

    1)  Read and Do Exercises in Programming Arduino:   pages 51-66

    2)  Review Circuit 4 from SparkFun Book.

    3)  Assignment:

    Using a Knob, make for 4 sound and light effects for your “pcomp toy”.
    One effect blinks leds in one direction along with sound, like a scale for example.  Second goes in another direction.  Third goes from inside to outside, along with different sounds.  The forth is a “little didi” of lights and sounds of your making, (a little song and dance of sound and LEDs).
    Your Void Loop should only have if statements and function calls in it. No FOR loops in your void loop.
    [ Learn how to encapsulate code into a function.]
    * Extra Credit
    Document 3 projects to Maker Faire.  “Document” means: One photo or video, Name of Project, Name of Creator(s), and 2-3 sentences describing it, 2-3 sentences of why you like it.
     
  • gaboratparsons 4:08 pm on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Gabor’s profile 

    My name is Gabor.

    I’m an entrepreneur interested in exotic projects and new technologies.
    Also, I graduated in business and in corporate law.

    I believe that, with the simplification of producing physical objects, there is an important shift going on in the startup community. Whereas, still recently, all the resources and funds were going towards virtual projects, today creators of physical objects have a real opportunity to set up compelling startups. I’m convinced we’re at the start of a period of endless possibilities for the makers of tangible objects.

    I want to be part of this movement, hence my participation in this class.

    My favorite childhood activity was aircraft-modeling. This was one of my favorite ones:

    maquette

     
  • Susan Lin 2:55 pm on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Hi, I am Susan(Shu Yu) come from Taiwan. Very very nice to meet you. I graduated at 2011 and my background is communication and technology. I wrote student news, did film and animation and made craft before. Why I am here is because I bad at code but I want to get into physical interaction. I want to create some fun experience to make us more happy:)) So, making toy is one of things I really want to try in DT!

    I can’t choose which one is my favorite toy when I was kid so I post three:
    1) Tower of Hanoi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Hanoi
    2) Tumble Tower http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jku__fiwbgM
    3) Chinese checkers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_checkers

    (Something wrong with the blog. I can’t upload the image)

     
  • Soohyun 3:40 am on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Hi, my name is Soohyun! I’m from S.Korea, nice to meet you. My background is computer science. When I was studying computer science, I only needed to consider about technological functions and precise skills for coding. However, I’m interested in humanity, and wanted to study more about the technology which is focus on interacting with people based on human-centered design approach. This is why I am here and also why I’m taking this class.

    My favorite toy was lego!
    I loved to make things with lego and make stories and play with them.

    Also, puzzle; I loved to carefully find the right piece for the right place.

     
  • xinhe feng 3:31 am on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Hello! This is Xinhe! 

    Hello, this is Xinhe Feng. Nice to meet all of you in PComp! ~\(≧▽≦)/~

    I come from China, and I have a background in graphic design. All the things about code and digital devices are new for me, but I am ready to take challenges since I am here for experiment. The key point for me is: to LEARN and HAVE FUN!

    [Favourite Childhood Toy]

    That was a set of small color blocks which you can insert them into holes to form pictures. I really got a creative sense since I was small ╮(╯▽╰)╭

    Image

     
  • lauriewaxman 12:55 am on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Hi all,

    My name’s Laurie; it’s technically Lauren, but not even my parents have ever called me that. I’m a sophomore/junior/transfer currently doing my undergrad in DT. I come from Montreal, where our education system is different than here and the rest of Canada, hence the “sophomore/junior/transfer” situation and why my code never runs when I write “colour.”

    I’m in this class because I like building and creating things three dimensionally. It’s a nice change from work that’s solely on screen, and I very much enjoy figuring things out in code as well.

    My favourite childhood toy was probably one of these. I had them in pink and orange, and I think green. I had a pretty vivid imagination, I guess… Googly Eyes

     
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