Jamie's Mad Scientist Lab

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The Mill’s Move Me Exhibition

I graduated on a Friday and on Monday I set out to build two large lighting installations for The Mill. Rama Allen, the Executive Creative Director in Emerging Tech, decided this year for AICP, he was going to do a one day art gallery exhibit showing off all of the wild and wonderful work The […]

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Light Box — Miniature Interior

With this project, I wanted to take the light box further and try to figure out the next stage in product design interiors — how to make it as small as possible to have it self-contained, fully functional and more finished — aka Tom Igoe or children can use the buttons without fear of it […]

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First Kid Alarm Prototype

PROJECT IDEAS FOR KITS: Tiny flashlight so they can read in the dark when their parents think they’re asleep OR they can read top secret documents in secret! Invisible ink that can only be read with the UV light they build so they can either pass notes in class and not get caught OR they […]

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Dupont Stretchable Inks

WEARABLE TECH This past summer, The Mill created a position for me in the Emerging Tech department. With my filmmaking background and current masters program at ITP, I was one of the few people who fit both fields combined. But The Mill is a critically acclaimed commercial production company and VFX house. They did not […]

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Around the Clock 80’s

On this assignment, I took Tom Igoe’s advice and first thought through the interaction before starting with the circuitry. We needed to build a physical music player that could be operated by a blind person — basically the six functions it needed to accomplish could be done by touch alone. This made me think of […]

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My Sensor Report from Tangible Interactions Website

Description The stretch sensor is a polymer component that changes resistance when stretched. It is an analog variable resistant component that can be wired similarly to a potentiometer, but offers a very different interaction. The user stretches the rubberband-like component instead of turning a knob. ┬áThe stretch sensor in the photograph on the left is […]

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Girl Power Thesis Pitch

Thesis Question: How can I inspire middle school girls to learn technology through storytelling? Description: I want to write a female-driven adventure novel and build a larger fictional world tied to electronics kits. My thesis itself will be the proof-of-concept where I explore the relationship between narrative and education and how one can be used […]

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Light Box Part Deux

Our assignment this week was to build a lighting controller. Since I loved the light box I made for intro to fabrication and always wanted to play with expanding it and creating different versions of it, I decided to use it as the base for this week’s assignment. Instead of just using blue LEDs, I […]

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Trunk Shenanigans

This week our assignment was to play with cable control for movement within the context of soft robotics. In class, we made roman curtains using thread as cables, drinking straws as runners and tissue paper for the curtain itself. We also tried a few other takes on using cable designs. I decided to further explore […]

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