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1. What did you find difficult about building your project?
I had some trouble getting my project to tell if the user’s response was right or wrong, at first, but soon realized I was making things more difficult than they had to be, and that problem was resolved. Debugging is often a problem. And lastly, getting unexpected results due to wiring.
2. What did you find easy about building your project?
Putting together the wires in the new encasement was easy(ish), and getting buttons to match up to LEDs…
3. What surprises [did you find] while building your project?
I was surprised by how difficult this project ended up being, code-wise, and by arranging everything inside the enclosure was, in fact, not so bad.
Came to check out the homework and realized forgot to hit publish on this.
And it still won’t let me upload images…
My absolute favourite thing I saw was an Arduino powered coffee roaster built using some scrap or scavenged parts by WTG (We Teach Geek). It embodied three things I’m really interested in: code, reusing and recycling materials and coffee. While coffee is what turned my head and got me over to the booth (I’ve written papers on coffee and coffee production. I’m endlessly interested), the scavenged parts were my favourite part. One of my greatest interests is in reducing waste, so adding code and coffee just made this seem really cool.
Not sure how techy this one was, but I really liked this faucet by Delta. It made the same amount of water feel more powerful than a normal faucet or shower head. While I don’t recall the details, I believe the idea behind this was to reduce water use without cutting down on quality. Other shower heads that reduce the water used feel weak. Once again, I liked this for it’s earthiness.
And last, I liked the programmed graphing calculators, because they were what I dreamed of in high school. Well, a little more complex than what I dreamed of in high school. The project was just some little programs on T3/T4 graphing calculators by Christopher Mitchell to make them do some funky things like play music on a floppy disc.
Least favourite, all the useless 3D printed coffee table knick-knacks.
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
Making sure this shows up on the right blog, after two failed attempts.