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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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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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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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Game Controller — a lesson in troubleshooting

The assignment was to build a game controller to operate Atari’s Lunar Lander. Nothing about it seemed too complicated — simple circuitry, a bit of code and housing for the board, circuit and buttons. On Sunday I built the circuit using a pull down set up for each of the four buttons and keyboard write […]

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