PComp: Final Post

So here is the final circuit. Ideally to get it any small would mean an custom board, which can be revisited next semester with my classes at least. After some feedback, people have insisted perhaps making two sets of design and having the person building or purchasing the design chose what they like. My intention…

PComp Final: Debugging!

A short update. The code and circuit work, a setback with the Trinket has led me to switch with the Arduino Pro Mini, which has also led it to its own share of uploading issues, which after much testing and re testing and scouring the internet for fixes, I have the solution! First, the FTDI…

PComp Final: BoM/Timeline

Now that we have down what the design will be, I can try to get a Bill of Materials made! It may not be exact and things are subject to change after the future iterations but here is what I am using for now. Link to the Google Sheets Doc And here is rough Timeline:…

PComp Final: Secondary feedback and moving forward!

So after much trial and error and lots and lots of discussion, I’ve decided to  keep it the 3 LEDs and style the pendant like a stop light. That being said, my next stop was to get a breadboard going with all the components to start the code and debug from there! So first was…

PComp Final: Initial design and feedback

So we centralized on the concept of an interaction indicator of sorts. And with that in mind I made a survey– unfortunately the majority of people who gave me the feedback wasn’t the intended audience, which skewed things. But I learned a lot of things. The possibility of expanding things, my revision of a system…

PComp Final: Sketches

So I’ve been kicking ideas around for doing something more prop-based. Which to be honest, may have been more suited for a midterm project but alas we were paired. I really have no other reason for making them other than because I just want to and figuring out any interactivity other than it being a…

PComp Midterm: An Exercise in Disaster/Failure

So first off I want to thank Nate for being an awesome partner and understanding, He pretty much figured everything out while I sat there staring like Moss from IT Crowd while everything is all on fire, like so: Summing up my Midterm Project Experience in a nutshell. First off my photos were corrupted so…

ICM Lab: Wireless Serial/SPI Communication

So this week has been another week of despair, as as soon as I fixed my first issue with my midterm project, we have another going on. I might need to play around with things for a bit. But as of this writing I am meeting up with my partner and having a jam session…

PComp Lab: Serial Input/Output

So first, I know it’s just slightly uninspired, my original intention was to do something off the sketch we went over in class but I’m stuck home  (with my first cold of year!) with only two working pots,  and if need be will revisit it later on. (I was some issues with  my hands soldering…

Week 4 Reading

So went a little backwards, since they were light reading, the Happy Feedback Machine is an amazing project and even I felt like a kid again looking at it! It’s a great design that is free to many interpretations and countless of reuse! And that of course, at least in my opinion, we as adults…