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  • Betty 3:22 am on December 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Final and Servo HW 

    Transcript is in the description section.

    Art History Servos: http://youtu.be/r751VDarF2w
     
  • Betty 4:49 am on November 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Final Prototypes 

    When I heard the term “wonderment”, I immediately thought of circuses. My proposals also primarily draw inspiration from music boxes and old clocks because there is something magical and fairytale-like about them.

    1) Mind acrobats

    photo 1 (1)

    Mood board:

    2) Firefly forest

    photo 2 (1)

    Mood board:

    3) Circus Puppeteer

    photo 3 (1)

    Mood board:

     
  • Betty 11:36 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Out of four people, only one person won: Gabor.

    My revised game is inspired by Pokemon. Simon “attacks” you with one of the three elements – fire, water and grass. You need to “attack” back with the element that will beat Simon’s. Fire beats grass, water beats fire, and grass beats water.

     
  • Betty 4:43 pm on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    1) What did I find difficult?

    • The coding. My project didnt end up quite working the way it should…:(
    • Wiring the components inside in a small box. If I could redo it, I would make the enclosure larger or buy shorter wires.

    2) What did I find easy about building the project

    • Coming up with creative enclosures (making them is a different story). It was easy and fun to go over the top, but in the end, with only about 1 week to work on the enclosures, trying to be too ambitious was difficult.
    • Building the box was easy and using the laser cutter for the first time was fun. I want to use the laser cutter more to make more intricate designs and use different materials other than wood.

    3) What surprises did you find while building the project?

    • The different ways that you can code it. I generally followed the same guidelines from the examples from the last two weeks, but I found that other people did it completely differently.
    • The different equipment you can use to make a basic simon game.
     
  • Betty 4:04 pm on October 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    I’m in a pretty holiday mood, so I would like to do something related to Halloween.

    The first sketch is a modification of the wooden box Yury showed in class. Instead of the LEDs coming out of the box, there would be laser cut pumpkins in the wood. The LEDs would be incased in a mirror lined box and shine out from the bottom.

    The second idea is also a modification. Instead of the round cases, the LEDs would be in plastic pumpkins instead.

    The third idea is to put the box on a spring, adding an element of unsteadiness to the game.

     
  • Betty 3:45 pm on October 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Potential Boxes

    1) Small decorative storage boxes — these are pretty durable. I often use them to hold jewelry.

    2) A large book. Second image is an example from online.

    3) Wooden jewelry boxes

     
  • Betty 4:16 am on October 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    LED instrument

    The photoresistor changes the delay in between notes. The darker it is, the longer the delay.

    The song played when you push the red button was originally the beginning of the chorus of the song Blue by Eiffel 65 (which you can sort of hear in the last video I posted), but since it’s slowed down and only ten notes, it’s hard to tell =P It plays backwards when you push the blue button.

     
  • Betty 5:42 pm on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Since my LEDs were dim during class today:

     
  • Betty 12:29 am on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    One of my favorite projects was an app called Let’s Create Pottery! by Sculpteo, where the user can create unique pots simulated by a spinning pottery machine. The design is then sent to the 3d printer and printed and painted by the machine. While I thought there were too many affordable 3d printers that make decorative objects on display, I like how this project focused on one particular craft and made the application fun and easy to use. The pots also came out surprisingly realistic – you could barely tell they were printed.

    pot1pot2

    Another project that we actually tried was a tracking device called Run-n-Read by Wear Trons to help people read while on the move. The device is clipped as close to the head as possible and tracks the movement of an iphone or ipad while you run or read on a train. I tried the device while on a giant bouncy ball and it does stabilize the text, making it easier to read. The only downside is that the clip is pretty obvious and the only way you can wear it is with a workout headband.

    readnrun

    I also had fun watching the Power Racing because the announcers and fans got really into it. It was impressive that all of the cars were created under $500. My favorite one was The Dragon by Ithaca Generator. It wasn’t very fast, but it hands down had the most memorable design.

    dragon

     
  • Betty 9:45 pm on September 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    One of my favorite projects was a pottery maker iPad app by Sculpteo, where the user can create unique pots simulated by a spinning pottery machine. The design is then sent to the 3d printer and printed and painted by the machine. While I thought there were too many affordable 3d printers that make decorative objects on display, I like how this project focused on one particular craft and made the application fun and easy to use. The pots also came out surprisingly realistic – you could barely tell they were printed.

    Another project we tried was a tracking device called Run-n-Read by Wear Trons to help people read while on the move. The device is clipped as close to the head as possible and tracks the movement of an iphone or ipad while you run or read on a train. I tried the device while on a giant bouncy ball and it does stabilize the text, making it easier to read.

    I also had fun watching the Power Racing because the announcers and fans got really into it. It was impressive that all of the cars were created under $500. My favorite one was The Dragon by Ithaca Generator. It wasn’t very fast, but it hands down had the most memorable design.

    (I keep getting an error when I upload photos. I’ll try to edit this post later)

     
  • Betty 2:31 am on September 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Hi I’m Betty, I just moved here from DC. I graduated in May from UVA with a double major in Studio Art and Art History. I’ve always been interested in technology, so for my Studio major, I concentrated on film and animation. Unfortunately my school didn’t really have the resources I needed for the careers I wanted, so I came straight to Parsons to learn new skills.

    I’m interested in interactive installations (I love love love rAndom International’s work), so that’s why I’m in the class.

    I used to want to be a paleontologist, so my favorite toys were of course dinosaur figurines. I probably have over a hundred and they’re still in a box in my basement (living next to the Smithsonian = easy access to new dino toys).

    I also collected the Harry Potter Lego set for about three years. I have Hogwarts, the Chamber of Secrets, Platform 9 3/4, Hagrid’s Hut…pretty much everything that came out before 2003.

     
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