Intro to Pcomp

Nod Bang: MIDI test

I’ve built a first sketch of sending MIDI over USB and refined the accelerometer data transformations.

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Nod Bang: Data Smoothing

I’ve mostly been working on smoothing and mapping accelerometer data for the past week.

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pComp: Midterm Concept

I’ve paired up with Asha Veeraswamy for my pComp midterm. The prompt is to make a Holloween themed toy that demonstrates the interactive concepts we’ve covered so far. Asha and I’ve decided to make a candy dispenser that dispenses two different candies at random. Experience The basic idea is a covered bucket with a hole to insert the users hand. Inside is a rotating tray with two difference candies.
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Nod Bang: Sketches

Below are some initial sketches I’ve built to test the plausibility of several of the components of my design for Nod Bang.

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Nod Bang: An Exercise

After my first couple weeks at ITP, I’ve came up with an idea that I’m planning to use as an exercise to apply the ideas and concepts from my interaction and physical computing classes.

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Interaction Observations: CVS Self-Checkout

The self-checkout counter has been become very popular for handling transactions. They make perfect sense as an extension of vending machines, ATM’s, and ticketing machines.

One format in particular has become popular at supermarkets and convenience stores. I observed several purchases using such a machine at a local CVS.

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pComp labs: digital and analog IO

Learning digital and analogue IO with Arduino.

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pComp labs: week 2

First week using the Arduino development board.

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What Is Physical Interaction?

What is physical interaction? A physical interaction is an agent’s use of controlled mechanical movement to change the state of another agent. What makes for a good physical-digital interaction? The quality of feedback is the most important element in good physical interaction. Without any feedback, a user has no idea what effect their interaction has. A good physical interaction has clear cause and effect. The human brain is quite good at identifying patterns and relationships between disparate senses.
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