Category: Physical Computing

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Weavy Brainstorm

We’re in the last leg of  production for my Phys Comp class’s final, and progress being made. There are, however, a lot of moving parts. The following is…

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Mandala: WIP Audio Visualizing Lighting Structure

  I’ve been wanting to play around with the Electret Microphone and addressable LEDs to create a lighting fixture that interacts with ambient noise. I’ve been trying to…

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Weavey, the Smart Loom

I’ve been a big proponent of cottage style industry for years now, and I spent my time dreaming up different solutions to marry technology with craft. One of…

Phys Comp: H-Bridge DC Motors and Steppers Labs

I love stepper motors because they can go in either direction, and they have infinite rotations in either direction. Lots of fun! Can’t wait to add a stepper…

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On building physical interfaces.

  For a long time, I was of the mind that the best forms of interactivity were invisible. With this mindset, physical interfaces seemed  to me to be…

Serial Communication

For Physical computing, I worked pretty hard this week to wrap my mind around serial communication. Communicating between a Arduino microcontroller and Processing will be hugely important for…

Game of Thrones Theme on Arduino

Here’s the Game of Throne‘s Theme on the Arduino. Pretty self-explanatory. Right now the code is: int melody[] = { NOTE_G3 , NOTE_C3, NOTE_DS3, NOTE_F3, NOTE_G3 ,NOTE_C3, NOTE_DS3,…

The Bane of el Baño

This week’s assignment involves musing on a piece of interactive technology used in public by multiple people. Perhaps my mind is perpetually in the gutter, but I couldn’t…

What is Interactivity?

Interaction with technology requires the user to engage in momentary suspension of the belief that the material world is unfeeling– unwittingly manipulated by conscious parties. Interactivity realized to…

Arduino Fortuneteller

  Sometimes I use the state of my coffee table as a kind of magic mirror through which I can glean some pretty powerful insights into my life–like…