Physical Computing

Physical Computing Final – Fireflies

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My project was built in collaboration with Abby Lee and Tianxu Zhao. Together we built “Fireflies”, a concentration game utilizing a Muse EEG, p5 animation visible through a projector, and a Bluetooth enabled jar trigger. The process would be that once our user opens the jar, our animation of fireflies will appear. When our user[…]

Pcomp – Revised Prototype

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This week our group re-evaluated our project concept based on user feedback from our previous class. Our users made two concepts clear: 1. The metaphorical connection between fireflies, fire, and personal/psychological connection was not entirely clear 2. It is not universally intuitive when given a jar to try and catch fireflies Based on this feedback,[…]

Pcomp – Paper Prototype Prep

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This week, my group was tasked with developing a project description, a system diagram, timeline, and bill of materials in preparation for our playtesting. As a group, we constructed our final narrative and drew out the necessary components provided in the images below: Essentially, we will have 3 components linked to a p5 sketch –[…]

Pcomp – Initial Final Concepts

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For my Physical Computing final, I have two potential ideas: 1. “One Track Mind” One-track mind is a turntable, with an RC car set atop it. The car and turntable would be moving in opposite directions, at the same velocity, so that the car would stay in the same place on the turntable while it[…]

Pcomp Midterm – Numbskull

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With my partner, Simone Salvo, I created a “talking” skull, which would play a Donald trump quotation sound-byte, display a corresponding fake tweet, and flash red, white, and blue eyes – all activated by a hand press on Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot. In creating this project, we used Arduino Uno because it gives out higher voltage[…]

Public Technology Observation – LinkNYC

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In observing how consumers utilize LinkNYC, my cynicism and disdain for this public technology have been affirmed. On the surface, LinkNYC is benign, if not handy; built so that its buttons and touch screen sit at a height that is accessible to all, adults and children alike. As LinkNYC is a New York City initiative,[…]

Creative Switch

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For this assignment, I knew that I wanted to use a material that was readily accessible, unconventional, and conductive. Gatorade was a natural choice as a medium, as the same chemicals that imbue the beverage with electrolytic properties are what make it so beneficial for biological replenishment. The circuit sits atop the Gatorade bottle top,[…]