# Physical Computing

## ICM, Physcom : [Nostalgia] Final Documentation

- 1st edit – 2nd edit Special thanks to Manuela Donoso and Michael Colombo. The project is now on blog.makezine.com ! You can view it here, http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/12/hacked-typewriter-cycles-through-photograph-projections.html   Description Nostalgia is an interactive art piece where you can view a memory of my past by typing. Typing in triggers a sensor which brightens a photo [...]

## PhysComp : Finals Idea, Progress Journal

[Nov, 15, 2011] For my Physical Computing finals, I plan to make a interactive piece that triggers old memories using the typewriter. I want to provide an experience that takes the participant back in time to have a chance to feel a sort of nostalgia. A typewriter already has an interface that makes you want to [...]

## PhysComp : week 8 _ Motor & H Bridge

This week’s lab was an exercise involving a motor and H Bridge. This is the Arduino code for the motor lab.     Next is the code for H bridge lab.       This lab was very hard to document because I had to hold on to the motor, press the button in order [...]

## PhysComp : Media controller project

Luisa, Angela and I gathered as a group for the Media Controller Project. We went through so many ideas, involving the camera and body movement, finally settling down to one. This idea was to create a game where a person loses his or her eyes when standing in front of the camera, trying to catch [...]

## PhysComp : week 7_Serial Communication2

This week’s lab was about Arduino and Processing corresponding to each other.   3.  Read and send the serial data When you first Read the serial data you get a range of garbage characters. This is the  ASCII-encoded DECimal value, which is seen when you insert Serial.println(), and this is printed as a corresponding ASCII code. [...]

## PhysComp : Observation

Observe what ? people using the MetroCard Vending Machine in a subway station. How do they use it ? (assumptions …) >> approaches the machine >>Stands in front of the machine >>Presses start >> Chooses language >> Chooses which card you want, according to the cost or days you will be using the subway >> [...]

## PhysComp : Serial Communication_Lab_Serial Output

Visualizing data that is sent from to Arduino was amazing. I got extremely excited when I got the visual effects on my screen.     The code.. a screenshot… Although I was warned that only one program can control a serial port at a time, I forgot to close the “CoolTerm” after testing it. As [...]

## PhysComp : Celebration of emission ! (Stupid Pet Trick)

<Sept, 30, 2011> Coming up with a satisfactory stupid pet trick idea was as hard as the whole coding process. I just wanted to have fun with the idea and have a laugh at the result, so I went to a very old  joke, “the whoopee cushion”. So, the plan is : input – a [...]

## PhysComp : Lab 04_Servo Motor Control & Tone output

Despite the fact that I am in the process of learning such a mysterious realm, electronics has always been a wonder to me and still is. I get extremely excited every time I get an input or output to work, however, still get easily discouraged every time I cannot understand or workout  a code. I [...]

## PhysComp : Lab 3 _ Electronics

Starting the third lab by checking the resistance of my hand..! The following labs would have been better if I had managed to get a “Soldered DC Power Jack” to explore the breadboard without the Arduino. However, the results are the same (with or without the Soldered DC Power Jack) by getting a 5v from my [...]