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  • Yury Gitman 6:43 pm on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    1    Read and Do exercises pages 85-103… 

    1)   Read and Do exercises pages: 85-103,  Programming Arduino

    2)  Read and Do circuit 05 and 06 in the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit

    3)  Create and “instrument” with two switches, 10 LED’s, and a photo-resistor.   As you push one button the instrument tones scales UP and LED’s blink in one direction.  As you push the other button, the tone scales down and LED’s blink in another direction.   As the Light Level changes the delay of the tones change, or another aspect of the instrument changes.


  • frankiezek 3:29 pm on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Makers Faire! 

    Video Sans-video Game by Michael Newman

     It can good be a break from screen based video games. It has the potential to encourage people/kids to use their imagination to create sharpie worlds and obstacle, and their own characters. I loved the idea of having a game that you can create yourself. It was fun playing it and Im sure it would be even more entertaining having to create your world and compete against your friends. 




    The next one is a textile, I lost the paper with the name :S

    In this project they semi-digitalized the process of making looms. You make your pattern in the computer (square grid), then you load the file. Magnets are activated that will allow you to create the patter. I like the idea of mixing craft and digital labor. 




    Augmented Reality Glasses and Games by Jeri Ellsworth

    As opposed to the video sans-video game this one was all about the video. It was fun to play and you can actually look around and feel that you are inside the video game. A particular design choice they made that caught my attention was that you have complete control of your view but you can still see your character. I fin it interesting that they decided to empower the user as a controlling god. 




    Ognite by Josh Levine 

    This was a simulated candle $5 kit. It was a simple LED structure with a attiny already programed. A simple idea that can amuse, educate and decorate. 




    Refined by Eric Hagan 

    It was a food safe sugar based electromagnetic sculpture. Making electronic/machine parts with food…brilliant idea!




    The place was huge! I enjoyed walking around, there where so many interesting projects.

  • Soohyun 6:59 am on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    LED + Buzzer Assignment

  • Soohyun 6:43 am on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Maker Faire

    1. Sir Walter Cooler

    This Sir Walter Cooler from Microsoft was interesting to me because the machine shows emotional expression, which I am interested in, to give information of water needs to users. It tried to catch users’ attention by showing color on the board and also a man’s voice to encourage users to drink water more.

    2. Physical to Digital Color Mixer / Drawing Tool

    This work is from MFADT !! This is drawing tool with physical objects and digital images. Users can create colour with 3 cups of water by mixing them in a cup from the data(water weight and selection of water cup). It is just transparent water but it shows differ color on the screen. Also, users can use this color to lamp’s light color. It encourage users to use real physical brushes and water to make colour and apply them to digital world. I think successful thing of the project is it combines analog and digital in interesting way. Users can enjoy their painting with water and brush which are physical art materials to play with digital drawing tool.

    3. Sensacell Music Sequencer

    This work was interesting to me so much, because I want to explore smart home interaction design and this work inspired me of that. It spreads beautiful visual effects based on sensing system. It encourage users to touch and feel the huge screen and feel something connection between the screen and themselves.

  • Evander Batson 4:15 am on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    LED Array Homework && Maker Faire Observations 


    6-LED Array with 4 different modes / includes potentiometer and buzzer




     FLOAT TABLE – by Rock Paper Robot

    A piece of furniture comprised of interconnected suspended cubes. The connecting elements are what seem like impossibly thin wires, giving the piece the illusion of floating. When I noticed a crack in one of the blocks that had been patched with gold, the artist explained to me their nod towards the wabi-sabi Japanese ceramics technique of kintsugi. I thought this small detail added another layer of interest to this already sublime table.


    Do-it-yourself aerial photography: A guided tour – by Engineers Without Borders – NY

    These guys went to Cambodia and built this amazing kite with a camera mount for getting areal snapshots from 300 feet in the air. I found this project interesting because I have done aerial photography in the past in the context of field archaeology. We sure as hell didn’t use a kite; we used a more standard method: attaching a roboticly-articulated camera rig to a small, tethered hot air balloon. When I asked Engineers Without Borders why they didn’t use a balloon, they told me that acquiring the necessary gasses such as helium is impractical in the remote areas of Cambodia. I found the invention of this kite system an elegant solution to that problem.


    Scale – by Leo Kang, Taezoo Park, Steven Jackson

    I think this piece was the most engaging of any at the Faire that I saw, if the excited reactions of the participants I saw is a indication of real engagement. This is an interactive conceptual art installation that speaks to us about the the trail of forgotten and obsolete devices we abandon in the wake of our lives as our consumers. Suddenly, their ghosts come back to haunt us in a chaotic and overwhelming groan. I think the biggest take away for me personally from the fair is despite how complex, practical, or innovative projects are, the quiet poetry of fine art has the most impactful and lingering resonance.


    https://vine.co/v/hvlVLmWuizx (scale in action)

    https://vine.co/v/hvLPuxZMwdE (coproduction with Stephanie Farah)







  • mar28th 4:03 am on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply


    Hi Class, Im a second year mfaDT, recently doing my thesis project. I’m interested in datas, quantified self and digital interaction in a physical representation. I finished my BA in communication design in Shanghai. Before came to NYC, I had a briefly working experience at an agency mainly for designing building websites.

    I don’t have much physical computing experience during the first year, in this class because recently I found that physical and environmental sensing interactions are interesting!

    Assignment 1:
    Buzzer emotion

    Assignment 2:
    Led + buzzer

  • Siwen Li 2:13 am on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Maker Faire Observation 

    1. ModiBot by GoGoDynamo

    photo 1photo 2 copy

    It is a character design system created through 3D printing. There are lots of 3D projects on display at Maker Faire, what makes it stand out is, as far as I think, these action figures snap together with a ball-and-sockect style attachments, and they can also be split into smaller pieces, which makes them easier to manufacture and people can creates endless characters with different mix-and-matches.

    2. DIWIRE by PensaLabs

    This is a machine that can print lines out of metal. Any 2D shapes in a .SVG files drawn on a computer can be wired out by the machine based on the data sent from the computer. And several 2D shapes can be soldered or clipped together to create 3D structures. The two legs of the metal glasses in the pictures are bent to an 90 degree angel after the shape of the frame is wired.

    Connection can be easily accomplished by a USB cable.

    photo 1 copy photo 2

    3. Bee Keyboard by MakeAnything.

    Being touched by the “bee”, a “flower” will produce sound in a certain frequency, which makes a note. Then by connecting the bee to different flowers continously, people can play a basic scale.

    The idea behind this project is nothing new or hi-tech. I simply adore the idea, and this is one of the few projects I think I can make at the moment.

    photo 5

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