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Introduction to Physical Computing

Week 5: Changing States

For my fifth week in physical computing, I replicated the pushbutton demonstration from the previous class in which we experimented with the real time current state of the button. We created a unique button that records whether or not the button is actively pressed, which creates new opportunities for interactivity. Code on Github: https://github.com/nickgran321/Nick-Grant/blob/master/Physical%20Computing:%20Week%206 I […]

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Week 4: Servo Motor Control and Tone Output

For the Week 4 labs, I first experimented with a flex sensor because I haven’t done so in the past. In my demonstration, the flex sensor is connected to A1. The LED light is connected to pin 9 of my Arduino Nano. The bottom of my flex sensor is connected to ground and a 220-ohm […]

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Week 3: Digital Input and Output and Analog Output

For my third week in physical computing, I connected a digital input circuit and output to a mictrocontroller. I first set up my breadboard as shown: I wrote a program in my Arduino Nano, which served as my 3.3V power source. I connected power and ground from my breadboard to the power and ground of […]

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Week 2: Setting up a breadboard

For this week in physical computing, I experimented with using a breadboard. In my multimeter, I inserted the Black probe into the “COM” jack, which represents ground. Then I inserted the Red probe into the “V” jack to measure for voltage. When I touched the two tips of the proves together, the meter beeped correctly. […]