Below is both the initial story board and story for your Video and Sound final assignment of making a short movie. Continue reading
In this lab, we’ll control a servomotor’s position using the value returned from an analog sensor. Servos are the easiest way to start making motion with a microcontroller. Even though they don’t turn 360 degrees, you can use them to create all sorts of periodic or reciprocating motions.
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Which of the types of projects mentioned in “Physical Computing’s Greatest Hits (and misses)” have you seen before? Which are most compelling to you, and why? What strengths and weaknesses do you see in them? What other patterns of physical interaction have you seen repeatedly?
Being very new to the world of technological design, I cannot say that I am very familiar with any of the types of projects mentioned in “Physical Computing’s Greatest Hits (and misses)’. I have, however seen/played with a floor pad before as a kid, have had an interactive doll of some sort and have seen a video mirror and multitouch interface on the ITP floor very recently. Continue reading
In this lab, you’ll learn how to connect a variable resistor to a microcontroller and read it as an analog input. You’ll be able to read changing conditions from the physical world and convert them to changing variables in a program.
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Digital Input and Output with an Arduino
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Observation. Pick a piece of interactive technology in public, used by multiple people. Write down your assumptions as to how it’s used, and describe the context in which it’s being used. Watch people use it, preferably without them knowing they’re being observed. Take notes on how they use it, what they do differently, what appear to be the difficulties, what appear to be the easiest parts. Record what takes the longest, what takes the least amount of time, and how long the whole transaction takes. Consider how the readings from Norman and Crawford reflect on what you see.
For my observation I picked the ticket booths at Grand Central Station, where you can get a train ticket from an automated booth. Continue reading
In this lab we cover switches, both parallel and in series.
Two switches in parallel. Any one of the two will turn on the LED Continue reading
This is my very first Physical Computing lab as well as my first time ever experimenting with any of this.
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The assignment was to create a short sound piece or audio installation in any of the environments we looked at. The piece could have been environmental, create space or mood, or tell a story through sound. Monday, September 17th, 2012 was the 1-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Continue reading
Nothing is original. We are not original. It is hard for some of us to realize that we are not as special and unique as our mother’s once told us when we were younger. Everything we do or say, the way we react to or interact with our surroundings is a combination of past time experiences, upbringings, cultures, surroundings, encounters, books, musics, arts and artists. Everything, everything that we consciously or unconsciously observe becomes a part of us and that is where we find our inspiration. The making of ourselves as individuals is also the making of our art. Continue reading