Monday, March 27, 2017

final project | further research

Monday 3/27: PARTS ARE IN!!!

//currently reading...//

Revised code to try:

to do:

  • play with code
  • get pulse sensor ready for use (hot glue gun and sticker)
  • search for materials to make collar

natural born cyborgs | notes

Intro to Chapter 3
  • MIT—Sensetables, and interface that reacts to real world objects; Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs)—removing the space between input and storage (pen and paper, keyboard and hard drive)
  • Yo-Yo Ma—using a bow interface to create new musical sounds on a cello; just another means to creating his art, it brings more life to creating digital music BECAUSE of the better interface than just some buttons
  • “The goal of Augmented Reality is to add digital information to the everyday scene” – different than VR; merging on physical and informational realms; ie: seeing arrows in your vision to help you navigate
  • Blurring of digital and physical—children’s game where real world actions affected digital actions and vice versa (mixed reality play)
  • Tangible vs invisible—objects that are tangible become invisible because they are so innate and intertwined in everyday functions
  • “The combination of dynamic appliances and transparent technologies is surely a match made in cyborg heaven”—design and redesign over time, adapting to culture and individuals; our brain is constantly learning and relearning, why shouldn’t our technology be doing the same (ie: speech to text learning a user) REPITITION REPITITION REPITITION
  • “In all these cases (and you can probably now dream up many more), we discover that the body-image supported by a biological brain is quite plastic, and highly (and rapidly) responsive to coordinated signals from the environment”—optical illusions but cooler, “feeling” sensations from objects that are not a part of you!; our bodily perception is basically just a construct that we can mold
  • We were made this was on purpose because our bodies do change over time; work with phantom limb patients and creating a VR experience helped them to relieve pain in these nonexistent limbs; perceived correlations—how we are able to trick out minds because if we see and feel something at the same time our mind attempts to connect them
  • Body image can be changed to include nonbiological parts (like a cane or tennis racket…or new technology); ie: monkey began using a rake as if it was just an extension of its body

Monday, March 6, 2017

final project | research & ideas


-**LEDs lights**
-Idea 1: blinking speed, brightness, color shade dependent on sound, temperature, or room brightness 
-Idea 2: dependent on heart heart beat for LED light flash rhythm and color is on a continuous set pattern
-Idea 3: Maybe pick a particular song and use shades of color that reflect the tone (mood) or pitch of the music, speed that goes with bass or tempo, Color Range: soft, pastels (slow, soft beats) to bright, saturated colors (fast tempos)


**Final idea: a collar piece made of either wire or fabric
This would use a Neopixel ring and five Neopixel LEDs that change rhythm based on heart beat (Amped pulse sensor), while also repeating a set color pattern. 

{Previous idea}
-Clear acrylic globe with lights shooting out (dependent on how the lasers or LEDs work)
-Hold the globe in front of you or between people or in a circle of people

Potential Products/References:

-Ambient light sensor:
-Pulse sensor:
-Wearable platform:
-Bluetooth integration:
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Adafruit (3/21)
Pulse Sensor Amped
Neopixel Ring
Neopixel RGB LEDs


Videos: (the prisms look cool) Um whoa

TL;DR: I plan to create a collar piece that is made of either fabric or wire and uses NeoPixel ring and RGB LEDs dependent upon a pulse sensor's reading.

instructables | the good, the bad, & the ugly

-lots of pics and details
-good amount of steps without over-explaining or under-explaining

-honestly, not horrible but the images were of poor quality
-could be better by either digital rendering the math or by using better handwriting and lighting
-step three could be broken up some

-only two steps after the intro
-could have gone into much more detail
-instead of explaining, just told us to Google it
-decent amount of pics but not ideal quality (background is distracting)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

week of february 27th

critique on Monday
wednesday - learned more about Arduino coding :D