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Overview Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs, are used in an array of applications from providing reading light to turn signals on vehicles. Most applications simply convey information. The material exploration centers on the property and contexts of the colors of LEDs...
Building on my Milky Way natural scene creator from Design Challenge 6, my final project is an interactive postcard generator with the National Solar Observatory’s Inouye Solar Telescope as the main attraction. The telescope is nearing completion in Hawaii. I wanted a way to inspire and educate the public about the telescope and the Sun while creating something.
After reading Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions in the 80s, I am hesitant to even use the word paradigm as a means of describing something new. Evolution was a new paradigm in biology. Copernicus broke the astronomical paradigm of an earth-centered...
Building on my Milky Way natural scene generator, I propose to build a postcard/poster generator for the NSO’s Inouye Solar Telescope.
Celeste's talk got me thinking about my own design method and particularly my favorite parts and most difficult parts of the process. Difficulties:Finishing a project - more laterDocumentation Favorite/most enjoyable partsIdea CreationProblem...
While exploring and experimenting how shadows cast by separate red, green and blue lights could convey information I started experimenting with various colors and patterns, I became interested in seeing if I could hide simple information within geometric patterns. Can...
I have a real love of huge cavernous sci fi rooms. The sense of space in these large control rooms, bridges and spacecraft bays really completes a sense of design on a grand scale. So, to commemorate our final Design Challenge, I created this huge hangar for a fictitious ATLAS cohort.
November 4, 2019 What insights emerged from my material exploration so far? I think my biggest insight this week isn’t about the material itself but about how I’m thinking about the project. I have an idea that I want to bring to life. And it’s causing me to be stuck...
Design Challenge 8 uses sunspot number data from the National Solar Observatory and NOAA to visualize an entire year at a time to show the variability of the Sun.
What did I make this week? What did I learn from what I made? This week, I've had a lot of ideas about what I could make: to finish Constellora, to finish a constellation locator, to finish my portfolio (terrazoom.com). And to attach a webcam to a Raspberry Pi to...
Design Challenge 7 features a cardboard automata of a mythical Kracken assailing a sailing ship.
Extending on the natural scene we generated in class, Design Challenge 6 is a generative Milky Way.
For Design Challenge 5, I used Unity to change the box into a superpower using the ATLAS ‘As.’
With an Adafruit Feather M0 microprocessor and a resistor, our team of Anna Cook, Aldric Saucier and myself investigated the affordances of capacitive touch. The Capacitive Sensing Misdirection PDF documentation created by Anna Cook is attached.
For Design Challenge 4, I recreated one of my favorite, text-based retro games called Camel.
For the equinox, Design Challenge 3 used trigonometry to recreate an analemma.
For Design Challenge 2, I chose to 3D print a Twisted Torus, or a an interlinked Mobius strip.
For the first design challenge, I created a musical portrait of Isaac Kim
Brian Costanza, Ming Xue and I collaborated on creating StrawStix as our Chindogu project. The Chindogu Project PDF we created is attached.