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The Big Box of Death…and Circuitry

There were many labs this week that helped me better understand programming the Arduino. The first was using photosensors to control the sound out of a speaker. After spending much time using the photosensor last week, it was the type […]

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Day or Night fun with Arduino

I started with the two labs for the week. The first lab involved coding a switch to change between two LEDs on the breadboard. It required the code below.   And setting up the Arduino and the breadboard as pictured […]

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Interactive Kiosk at Hayden Planetarium

I went to the Museum of Natural History in search of interactive kiosks. My friend Angela decided to come along. ¬†We expected to pick one of the dinosaur installations, but a “Send a Video” kiosk at the Hayden Planetarium caught […]

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The Keychain Light

I started off learning all of the different parts in my Arduino kit. The time spent on this proved endlessly valuable for the rest of the labs. Then I moved on to the labs. A friend happened to have a […]

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What is Interaction?

Photo courtesy of Daewoo Physical interaction involves a tool that engages the user in a back and forth like a good conversation. Instead of a person simply listening to a friend complain constantly, a great interaction involves both parties participating […]

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