Since last week, you’ve built your first project and taken a look at a few electronic component data sheets and documentation. We’ll discuss, and answer any questions that came up.
- Review from the assigned readings and past labs:
- Review of digital and analog input and output labs
- Sensor interfacing and datasheets
- Schematics and technical drawings
Time permitting, we’ll also demonstrate this lab:
Assignments for next class
Read or view the following material and come to next class with questions:
Related Videos. These cover the same material as the notes above:
- Introduction to Serial Communication
- Serial Communication Under the Hood
- Reading Serial input on an Arduino
- Devices and Bytes: ASCII vs Binary
- Serial Output from Arduino to p5.js
- Reading Multiple Values from a Serial String
- You may find this series of videos on debugging useful in general.
Do the labs below. Blog your progress and questions, and come to class next week with questions. We’ll discuss together.
- Lab: Intro to Asynchronous Serial Communications
- Lab: Serial Input to P5.js
- Lab: Serial Output From P5.js
Readings For Next Class
The following readings provide some context for thinking about physical interaction design. You won’t be quizzed on whether you’ve read these, but your instructor may refer to these ideas in future class discussions.
Sarah Hendren, All Technology is assistive
Shelly Zalis on Designing Prosthetics That Give Female Veterans Confidence