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  • carlamarinvial 1:59 pm on May 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Flying Pig 

    Flying blue pig

    For this final I wanted to create a simple movement and play with the shape of the object itself. In the end, the construction of the object prove to be more work than I imagined leaving me with not enough time to explore that interest. However, the pig was succesfully controlled via bluetooth and through the Iphone I could control the direction ans speed of the flight of the pig.

  • carlamarinvial 8:08 pm on April 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Concepts for Final 

    concept finals

  • carlamarinvial 8:15 pm on March 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Midterm thoughts 

    rap that cowThe one thing that I found surprising, not in the most positive way, was the difficulty to adapt a movement to what I actually wanted to do. My idea was that the cow would conceal its utters with its arms, and then flash you once you approached. However, my lack of time to keep trying for this mechanism to be accurate resulted in a movement I am not convinced still.

    I guess one thing I really like about my project is the general idea. I do think its a cool concept having a cow flash at you, but I believe this could be much improved. I originally though of making it a kind of cabaret cow, which I still think would make the concept have a stronger context and hence, a more direct message. Right now, since the movement is inaccurate and the cow is just a simple cow, it is difficult for anybody to see what I meant with it.

    I think that one thing that makes my project unique is the fact that I am using a simple mechanism and trying to create a story with it. Even though the mechanism does not work as I visualized it, I still believe my project could be capable of telling a story upon a direct and simple crank.

  • carlamarinvial 8:12 pm on March 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Mid terms concepts 

    These are my sketches and a couple of look and feel prototypes. I am aiming tu use sound and distance sensors and want also to play with “glow in the dark” idea.


  • carlamarinvial 9:19 pm on March 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Free Writing

    Doing this Paper Automata was a challenge for me, especially when it came to paper cutting. Due to the small scale of the pieces, cutting and glueing on exact points becomes super difficult. I also believe I failed at attempting to hide the Arduino in a proper manner. When I started the project I jumped into building the paper part, but looking back, what I should have done from the beginning was planning how I would get the motor in it first.
    I was surprised when putting the mechanical part together, it all smoothly worked out. At a glance, it seemed to be a rather complicated toy, but the simplicity of its mechanics was a comforting surprise in terms of how simply, interesting movements can be created.
    The whole time whilst working with it I was thinking on the game Mecano and how it would be great to create structures of more solid materials to work with the arduino and sensor. I was imagining a catapult being built with this system out of mecanos… that would be awesome!

  • carlamarinvial 11:06 pm on March 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    HMW 2 Ultrasonic Range finder and continuos servo penguin 


    • Kassie 12:33 am on March 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      It seems you actually know a good deal related to this
      subject and it demonstrates via this particular posting, given the
      name Hunter Douglas Blinds “Making Toys | Art, Play Experience, and Physical Computing”.

      Thanks a lot ,Melody

  • carlamarinvial 11:04 pm on March 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    HMW 1 my jumping Kangaroo! 


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