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  • trytobegood 4:11 pm on December 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Mimic | Physical Computer Final 


    Mimic is an art piece which visualizes the cardiovascular system at work in the form of a kinetic sculpture, and draws a relation between heartbeat and mechanized components. As the the functions of our organs become more “outsourced” to implantable devices and electricity, we find more and more connection between the organic and the artificial. The valve is a perfect example of biomimicry.



    in this sculpture, liquid is passed down through a funnel and rests at the valve, waiting to read the participant’s heartbeat. Once the pulse is read, the valve is activated and the liquid is released into an awaiting bowl. The participant can choose to sit down and gaze at the tubing sculpture (from an unintended “religious” angle), where the liquid is expelled, or stand and gaze down at the progressively darkening bowl.

    Mimic from trytobegood on Vimeo.

  • trytobegood 3:54 am on November 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Final project brainstorming 

  • trytobegood 7:13 pm on November 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Sensor Toys 

    I had to use if statements to make the switch wires work, then I used switch statements for each of the interactions.

    Code after the jump.

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  • trytobegood 3:15 am on November 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Simon Says Documentation 

  • trytobegood 9:11 pm on October 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    My Simon Code 

    I added a 5th button to reset the game.

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  • trytobegood 4:04 pm on October 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Game sounds 

    I’m still missing 2 sounds!

    Download my code




  • trytobegood 10:20 pm on October 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Simon Says brainstorm sketches 


    Encasing for my first blue sky idea.

    Science-experiment plastic tubing.

    Anti-Static Conductive Gloves

  • trytobegood 4:19 pm on October 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Maker Faire 

    Ryan Raffa’s RhythmSynthesis. The kids really liked it and it was very simple to understand and play with.

    Farm Hack

    I love re-purposed “junk”.

    Huge Arduino! I thought this was really cool because you could see all the little parts of Arduino that you wouldn’t be able to see at its normal size. This makes the electronic feel really approachable and friendly. It works too!


    This analog digital interface of this is interesting. You can record the rotations you want the motor to perform on the computer by moving either the potentiometer-dial or the vertical bars. I thought it was a bit novel for the radial movements to be translated to a Y-axis. The thing that I didn’t really like about this was that the whole kit’s purpose (“full 360° rotation”) is a little narrow. You can probably do some awesome stuff with just that but I think it would be more awesome if they included other motions in their kit.

  • trytobegood 6:07 pm on September 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Favorite childhood game 

    “Boring/store-bought” Mancala:

    Awesome Ethiopian Mancala:

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