MIDTERM COLOR POEM GENERATOR

The color poem generator is a small machine which could read the color on the CD ¬†and then generate and read poem automatically. It gives people the freedom to paint their own poem CD. The sentences could be ridiculous nonsense, while it sometimes gives people beautiful words. It allows people…

W6 CD PLAYER

Recently, I read some articles about auto poem generator and really get interested in it. I’m thinking about turning color into text/poem/lyrics and making something that enables people to easily create they own work by painting the old CDs and also has kind of mechanical movement. So before I figure…

W6 DETACHABLE LIGHT

For the final project of 3d printing, I focus on how to make several parts easily attach and detach without using glue or screws. So for the lampshade part, I used the screw structure, inspired by beverage bottles, which allows users to change their lampshade whenever they want. Since the…

W5 PACMAN EATING GAME

Inspired by the fish eating game, I made this pacman eating game. Why pacman? I guess the reason is that it is easier to calculate the intersection distance since they are basically arcs. So just like the fish eating game, your pacman starts from a small scale. You can only…

W5 TWO MATERIAL – FOLDEDSHELF

This week, I focus on experimenting with metal since I never used it before and the material is really beautiful and attractive to me. Inspired by paper folding, I decided to make 3D structure from a single 2D rectangle metal sheet. Then use wood as an assistance material to make…

W5 FINAL PROJECT 3D PRINTING TEST

After serious consideration, I realized that my earlier idea was kind of hard to accomplish right now but at the same time, I had a new idea for pcomp class which does need help from 3d printing. So here’s the sketch. It looks like a LP record player but actually…

W5 ICM SYNTHESIS

In ICM Synthesis, I learnt to use Arduino to control my p5js pattern. By rotating the potentiometer, user can control the slider and then control the transparency of the pattern instead of clicking the mouse. After the first test, I tried to use the photocell to control the project. Photos:…

W4 PHONEBOX

This week, I made a “phone” which can make different sounds when people pressing the buttons. The physical computing process: In order to design the right size of the box, I test the circuit first, soldering buttons and speakers to save space. Questions in physical computing: I tried to make…

W4 IDEA FOR FINAL 3D PRINTING

For the final project, I’m interested to play with magnets, which means that I could design and control the movement from the bottom invisible part, and the models above the surface will move. My current idea is to put three little camera models on the surface and they are rotating…