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  • Yury Gitman 6:20 pm on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    PComp 3rd Class Assignment 

    1)  Read and Do Exercises in Programming Arduino:   pages 51-66

    2)  Review Circuit 4 from SparkFun Book.

    3)  Assignment:

    Using a Knob, make for 4 sound and light effects for your “pcomp toy”.
    One effect blinks leds in one direction along with sound, like a scale for example.  Second goes in another direction.  Third goes from inside to outside, along with different sounds.  The forth is a “little didi” of lights and sounds of your making, (a little song and dance of sound and LEDs).
    Your Void Loop should only have if statements and function calls in it. No FOR loops in your void loop.
    [ Learn how to encapsulate code into a function.]
    * Extra Credit
    Document 3 projects to Maker Faire.  “Document” means: One photo or video, Name of Project, Name of Creator(s), and 2-3 sentences describing it, 2-3 sentences of why you like it.
  • Chy 8:43 pm on May 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Final / Midterm / before that 

    Phantom Mustache

    Screen Shot 2556-05-21 at 15.07.52Phantom-Mustache

    Phantom-Mustache4  Phantom-Mustache2

    first prototype / study model


    • Credit : taking by Samir




    Before Mid-term

    IMG_0314 IMG_0312

  • Amp 8:42 am on December 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Meditation board 

  • Amp 8:41 am on December 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Pleats Project 

  • Amp 5:39 pm on November 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Meditation floor mat 


    I want to design a floor mat that can tel you what state of meditation you’re in by changing colors.

  • Amp 3:48 am on November 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    analogRead homework 



    It’s a bit messy but the code works with cases as well.

  • Amp 5:01 pm on November 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    I’m so proud of my first d+t prototype! It’s not much but I have learnt a lot through each process. My simonBot makes terrible sound when you loose and also shake it’s head…it’s eyes blink in rhythm along with it’s heart that blinks color leds pattern. Thanks Yury for teaching us awesome trick about…

    Here’s a link


    I also want to share my “Flower Flipper.”  I made this for cc lab class with arduino as well.

  • Yury Gitman 4:04 am on November 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    analogRead & analogWrite Assignment for next class 


    1)  http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/AnalogReadSerial  [POT]

    2) Photocells – Adafruit Learning System

    3)  2.16 from Arduino CookBook (on Switch Statements)


    1) analogRead  http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/AnalogRead

    2) http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/AnalogWrite


    Build a Sound Performance Toy.  The Interface should be one POT, one LED, one Speaker, and one Photocell.  There should be four case statements, and two jumper wire.  If jumper wire are in or out, there are 4 possible states.

    *1st State controls LED dim level with the POT, and Speaker with the the PhotoCell

    *2nd State controls LED dim level with Photocell, and Speaker Tone with POT

    *3rd State controls LED blink-rate with the POT,  Speaker Tone with POT, and Delay Rate (for both) with PhotoCell

    *4rd State controls LED blink-rate with the PhotoCell, and Speaker tone with PhotoCell.

    Use with Case Statements to switch between 4 states.

    Upload Code and Video of Circuit before Class.

    Use Code and Pics for Hints: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B5C5Fh-HOLYFenF2UmthZWJ1QVk/edit

  • Yury Gitman 9:58 pm on October 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Parts Left To Buy for Rest of Semester 

    The Things Left to Buy For Rest of Semester
    1)  Thin Speaker x 1 pcs [If you ordered 2 before, you don’t need a 3rd, just 2 speakers for all semester]

    2)  Wireless Transmitter,  RF Link Transmitter – 434MHz  x 1 pcs

    3)   Wireless RF Link Receiver – 4800bps (434MHz)  x 1 pcs

    4)  Pulse Sensor Amped x 1 (use provided promotion code in email)


    2 Arduinos for Final
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B006H06TVG/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1351457275&sr=8-1&keywords=arduino&condition=new   ~22$

    Yury  already ordered and will Bring to Class

    6)  Mini Photocell x 1 pcs    $1.50

    7) Vibration Motor x 1 pcs    First one is free. If you break it second is $2.

    8) Diode Rectifier – 1A 50V  x 1 pcs 

    9)  Capacitor Ceramic 0.1uF x 1 pcs

    10) NPN Transistor x 1 pcs

    If you like the wirewrap tool, the best priced one I’ve ever seen is here. Makes sure to get “30 AWG”:

  • Yury Gitman 8:08 pm on October 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Simon Say Style Game, Midterm, Deliverables 

    Hi All,

    As discussed in class.  We are finishing off the Simon Says project this week.
    For the next class you will present your “Simon Says Style Project”, along with a video of it.

    The video should be 60-120 seconds long.  It should show 3 users using/playing with the project.  It should show interaction with your project start to finish. We should see how the interaction starts, how interaction is sustained, and how it ends.   The video should have two tiles, one with the projects name, one with your name.  Feel free to add more if you like, but those are the most basic requirements.  Try to have fun with the video and capture the essences of you work.

    Note:  The video should be on the blog before class starts. If you are new to video, it’s acceptable to shoot this with a simple camera.  Use as much natural light as possible with low-end camera to get good results on video.  Many of you know Final Cut already, so if you do, that may be the fastest tool for you. But it’s totally fine to edit with YouTube’s editing tools.  YouTube does allow for title effects.  Post your final video on Vimeo or YouTube and Embed into your post.

    Send any thoughts or questions you may have before then.

  • Amp 6:37 pm on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Jonard wrap tool 

    Here is the link to cheap

    Jonard Wrap/Strip/Unwrapping Tool



  • Yury Gitman 2:27 pm on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Simon Says Build Slideshow 


  • Yury Gitman 12:25 pm on October 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Simon Says, Starter Code and Assignment 

    Here is some Code to get you started with Simon Says.  There are 3 steps in the code. It helps setup the Simon “brain” part of the game.


    For the assignment, program Arduino to listen for user imput and compare it to what Simon says.  The out come should trigger a lose sound, or tell Simon to say something next.   Work in groups of 2.

  • Amp 10:28 pm on October 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    I want to make SimonBot! 

    The idea is to have two opponents.  The robot will turn toward the person who’s winning the game.  However, things gets more confusing if you’re winning because the robot can blinks different color from it’s eyes too.  I’m planning on using the 3d printer.  Here are some prototype renders from 3ds max.

  • Yury Gitman 7:32 pm on October 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    MidTerm Assignment, A “Simon Says Style Game” 

    In this 3-week assignment, make a “Simon Says” Style Memory Game.

    Game Design Specs:
    This is a memory game.  A light/sound pattern is presented. The user copies that pattern. After a successful copy, the pattern gets longer. As the game progresses, the speed of the pattern presented increases. There is a conclusion of the game, Win or Lose.

    Physical Specs:
    ON/OFF POWER SWITCH  [toggle switch]
    4 LED’s
    4 Momentary Switches
    Battery Pack
    A physical enclosure to hold all.

    Vision and Enclosure Homework:
    3 Sketches, or Image Mock-up “Blue Sky Idea”, or Vision of the Physical form.
    3 Photo Found or Off Shelf Enclosures That you can “Tool”

    Publish Images on Blog BEFORE class, and present these 6 images in class.

    Sound Design Homework:
    1)  Make 3 Start-up Sound and light effect
    2)  Make 3 “You are Correct!” sound effect.
    3)  Make 3 “You are Wrong, you Dummy” sound effects.
    4)  Make 3 “You Lose, Shame on you and your family” sound effects.
    5)  Make 3 “You Win the Game Cheer or Effect”.

    Put these 15 (total) distinct tones into one Sketch, present them in class.

  • Amp 3:44 am on October 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Maker Faire was fun!! 

    I was very interested in LED stuff.  The first one I found very interesting was the “Paper Hologram”  which is the cardboard that each face of this hologram surface reflects a subtractive primary color.  When you move around it, the visible portion of each one of it’s face changes.

    The second one was the “Tangible lights.”    Tangible lights encapsulates the idea of contact and interaction in the form of small, modular light objects.  When one module is connected to the next, the Tangible light will grows.


    The third one, I don’t remember the name of the project.  What it does is when you put on this helmet with a video camera attached and pointed right to your face, it will projects your face figure on to the head of the doll.  It’s pretty funny.


  • Yury Gitman 7:39 pm on October 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Breadboads to consider for projects 

    Round PCB Kit (5-Pack)


  • Yury Gitman 6:35 pm on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Major Studio: Project Written Doucmentation 

    Prepare a PDF documenting your work.

    Written Documentation Guidelines:
    This document will be composed of the following sections.

    +  A Thesis Sentence and Thesis Paragraph:  One sentence that summarized the big picture of the project.  This is located in on paragraph that expands on that one sentence.
    +Summary: a narrative description of the project:  What is it, who is it designed for, what is it designed to do, what kind of technology, design, or culture does it explore, etc.

    +Domains:  What are the domains with which your project engages? What relationships exist between these domains? Use diagrams.

    +Precedents:  What are examples of work that share something in common with your project? These precedents can be contemporary or historical, can be drawn from the realms of design, technology, sociology, psychology, etc. In preparing this section of your document, please include the following information for each precedent discussed:
    • title of work and author/designer/artist
    • brief description of project
    • relevance/relation of the project to your own work

    +Iterative Design Process and User-testing:  A narrative description of your process, prototypes, user-testing, key methods and discoveries, sample sketches, storyboards, diagrams, etc.

    +Evaluation: the Evaluation section of your document has three parts:
    • a narrative summary that outlines your thoughts on the strengths and
    weaknesses of your project.
    • a list of criteria that you are using to evaluate the quality of your project. These criteria will be shared with the critics during your final presentation, and will serve as the basis for feedback during your review.

    • a summary of feedback you received during your final project presentation.

    Future Directions: Summarizes what step would be taken if this project would be continued in the future. This should be written absolutely last, and after final presentations.  Use photo-shopped images if needed to communicate future visions.

    +Bibliography, References, Resources: a list of important works used to guide your project. Bibliographic information should include the title of the work, author(s), publication date, publisher, and pages cited.

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