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Introduction to Fabrication

Week 3: Laser Cutter

For this week in Introduction to Fabrication, I laser cut a gift for my mom. Her birthday is this Saturday. I created coasters in the shape of puzzle pieces. I visited the Makerspace to buy wood. Unfortunately they were out, but I found some spare wood in their junk shelf. I cut the unused pieces […]

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Animation

First Assignment: Loop-D-Loop

Link to the video: https://vimeo.com/372485639 For my first assignment in Animation, I created a 30-second video with Lanni. Throughout the process, I learned a great deal about storytelling and stop motion animation. Our idea is based on one of my previous projects. For my third week in computational media, I created an interactive sketch in […]

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Introduction to Physical Computing

Final Project Description

For my final project, I am working with Tito, Paulami, and Mingxi. We are developing a game in which users must coordinate with each other to save a defective spaceship. The spaceship must leave Earth, which is cracking due to climate change. Each user will be in a separate booth, but they must coordinate with […]

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Introduction to Computational Media

Week 1: Images and Pixels

For my pixel artwork assignment, I created a human to digital converter. Throughout the process, I learned a great deal about pixelation and implementing elements outside of sketch.js. Link to p5.js sketch: https://editor.p5js.org/nickgran321/sketches/mtJeQxHj0 Link to code on Github: https://github.com/nickgran321/Nick-Grant/blob/master/Computational%20Media:%20Week%201%20Pixels I first began by simply pixelating my video capture. I created a for loop within a […]

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Introduction to Fabrication

Week 2: Repeatability

For my second week in Introduction to Fabrication, I desired to create five coasters. After moving to NYC, I really needed them. They are a great project to show to my guests. I bought poplar wood from Midtown Lumber in Manhattan. The wood was eight inches high. I bought stain and a brush from Bruno’s […]

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Introduction to Physical Computing

Final Project Concept and Personal Project Update

For this week in physical computing, I completed my cat button! I connected a pushbutton to one of my previous p5.js sketches. In my Arduino code, I created four if statements that track the state of the button. I serial printed “x,” which is read in my function serialEvent in my p5.js sketch. When the […]

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Introduction to Fabrication

Introduction to Fabrication: Flashlight

For my first week in Introduction to Fabrication, I created a flashlight out of an Altoids case. Throughout the process, I learned a great deal about the shop and the fabrication process. I chose an Altoids case because the wires are hidden well. I’m happy with the end result, but I created a few obstacles […]

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Introduction to Physical Computing

Final Midterm Update

Filmon and I completed our midterm! After many long days on the floor, I can safely say that our project is finished. We created the cardboard box with glue. The words are made with stencils. The back side of the box is open in case we need to adjust wires before our presentation. I noticed […]

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Introduction to Physical Computing

Midterm Project Update #3

On Monday Filmon and I completed our code and began our final fabrication. Debugging took a long time, but I learned a lot throughout the process. Our original Arduino code did not include arrays. We created questionsArray[], which contains all of the items for our pins. Then in our for first for loop, all of […]

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Introduction to Physical Computing

Midterm Project Update #2

The physical computing midterm project is going well so far. Filmon and I worked on the project Friday, Saturday, and today. Once we tested and completed our circuit, we moved onto soldering. Initially, my phototransistors did not detect a change of state because I incorrectly placed the wires that connect to the Arduino Uno’s digital […]