Contact: You can reach me by: email (preferred) dustyn(at)dustynrobots.com, phone at 201.452.1583, or Skype at dustyn.roberts
Office hours: Off-site: Monday evenings 4-6pm in my office at NYU-Poly (please email me a head's up), and by appointment - email me to set something up.
On-site: Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm until class starts. Look for me in the adjunct lounge until about 6:15pm.
Location: 6 Metrotech Center, Rogers Hall 520A, Brooklyn, NY
From ITP (20 mins) take the A/C/F/R train to Jay St Metrotech - Rogers Hall is the main NYU-Poly building that will be right in front of you with purple and green letters - entrance next to Starbucks. Follow the hallway to the stairs or elevator, get to the 5th floor, turn right, then you'll see room 520 in front of you. My office is in there so just knock.
- Wed, 6:30 - 9, Rm 406 (Class Dates)
- more than 2 absences or more than 5 late arrivals is an automatic failure
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Notes from classes
What is Physical Computing?
Nokia Morph Concept
As mentioned today in class, this is a video of Nokia's Morph Concept (emphasis on the word "concept", ergo the illustrated nature of the video):
Processing code - punctuation method
Book Erika mentioned in class a few weeks ago: The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive
Imagining the Future of Emergency Management Tech: Video
Week 11 (Nov 14)
- now, get up and move and sit in a new place and/or next to someone you haven't sat next to before
Permission to suck
PRESENT THIS WEEK: Final project concept presentations/discussions. Have an idea to talk about or be ready to jump in with someone else.
For next week, document the concept for your final project. Describe the technical system briefly (one paragraph with a diagram). Prepare a preliminary bill of materials and start budgeting the cost.
Develop a plan to playtest your project. Perform a playtest before the next class and report on it.
Week 12 (Nov 21)
- Wireless communication overview
- Bluetooth example
- Shilpan - why wifi
- Adam - getting started with Max
PRESENT THIS WEEK: Final project discussion: concepts, diagrams, BOM, play test reports
Assignment for next week:
Revise your project plan and description based on what you've learned from your play test
Week 13 (Nov 28)
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
PRESENT THIS WEEK: Final project system plan presentations
- Finish your final project documentation/presentation. This includes:
- Description of concept and goal/objective
- Steps of implementation (post code, schematics, etc.)
- Bill of Materials
- Play test reports
- Future work, if any
- Review Rory Hamilton's notes on preparing presentations and giving presentations
Week 14 (Dec 5)
PRESENT THIS WEEK:
- Final Project Demonstrations
9:10 Celebrate! Congratulations!