Look Deep Into My Eyes

While frantically trying to come up with an idea for my ICM midterm, I had this image of a ring of eyes spinning around stuck in my head. Maybe it was all of those hours of work on my Comm…

Serial Output

In preparation for the media controller project, I had to learn how to transmit serial data from Arduino to another program. For this lab, I wired up an FSR on the Arduino board, as I have several times before. The…

Serenity of the Firefly Class

My apologies if you were hoping for an entry on the amazing but canceled-too-early TV show. But if knowing that I am a fan makes you more likely to read this blog post, then that’s awesome. For ICM class, the…

Finger Fencing!

For my “stupid pet trick” assignment, I built a finger fencing game. It’s a really simple variation on the tone lab assignment, wherein the FSRs are sewn onto the index fingers of a pair of gloves. This idea originated with…

To Servo with Love

This lab demonstrates how to manipulate a servo motor using sensor input. As force is added to the FSR, it causes the servo motor to rotate. The more force is applied, the more the motor rotates along its 180 degree…

Make it rain… again.

This is the updated version of my raincloud sketch, rewritten with functions and a few improvements. And now you can play with it directly in my blog! (If it doesn’t work, here’s the link.) And here is the code: [code…

Beware the Evil Eye

I am fascinated by the concept of the evil eye in ancient cultures. It is a curse brought on by the envious gaze of others.  Bad things befall those who are cursed by the evil eye. It is unusual as…

Make it rain!

Here is a little applet I wrote in Processing for my ICM homework last week. When you move the cloud over the sun, all of the clouds will start to rain on the grass below. http://itp.nyu.edu/~ka1019/ICM/raincloud/ It’s a little buggy–I…

Is this the real life, or is it just fantasy?

My fantasy device is a synesthesia simulator. Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which one sensory experience leads to the stimulation of another. There are several variations, including ones where people can hear colors or taste linguistic sounds. This leads…

Haunted by Voltage Dividers

I am haunted by voltage dividers. These little buggers were the focus of my electronics lab in college for an entire semester, and I’m sorry to say that class made me hate electronics for a long time. Years later, the…