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  • Fred Andrade 3:12 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Hello all,

    This is my Fall inspired Lol Shield dynamic animation!

    As demonstrated in class, it operates with a tilt sensor that causes a looped animation to occur when disturbed.

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  • Fred Andrade 8:54 pm on November 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Interesting Galvanic Skin Response Sensor Business 


  • Fred Andrade 4:35 pm on November 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Here is the Kitteh pumpkin, also known as the Cat-O-Lantern.

    It is very temperamental and has a lot to say about physical contact.

    It has two individual LEDs for eyes, driven by pin 2, eight LEDs in series for the mouth driven by pin 5, and a PING ultrasonic sensor driven by pin 7.

    The PING ultrasonic sensor discriminates between two states.

    The ground state is when there is a distance of at least 50cm between the PING sensor and anything. In the ground state, the eyes blink randomly and the mouth pulsates slowly.

    When something comes closer than 50cm, the active state takes over, making the eyes blink rapidly and the mouth pulsate fast.

    It returns to normal once the distance of 50cm is restored.

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  • Fred Andrade 4:20 pm on October 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Hi there 🙂

    My pumpkin will henceforth be known as


    The concept is to explore the reactions of animals to recreate life in my pumpkin. I hope to make it blink naturally and breath steadily during its relaxed state, and make its eyes and breath very irregular when it’s startled.

    The most challenging aspect so far was to unify all four sketches into a single one. The most interesting has been to learn about randomizing numbers and how that works. I used randomizing for the blinking and the breath.


  • Fred Andrade 6:05 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Fun toy worth looking at 




  • Fred Andrade 4:35 pm on September 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Freddie Andrade 

    Background I’m a junior BFA DT student from Sao Paulo, Brazil. My professional background is in product design and I have experience in film and production.

    I joined this class to begin working towards robotics from a design perspective.

    My favorite childhood toys were the Warhammer game and making it’s characters.



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