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Natural Born Cyborgs - Chapters 4-6

Telerobotics
Telepresence - a set of technologies which allow a person to feel as if they were present

Idea of teleportation through the copy/destroy allegory for travel

Concept of a "bath of information" from text
Idea of projection, questions of consciousness -> Allegory of the Cave (Plato) -> early virtual reality

all tools aren't equal * * *

Haptics - deep immersive response systems


Arduino Notes

Arduino:

variable scope

int led = 13; <--- global scope for parameters

! variables are meant for reassignment
! must declare that variables aren't in a specific scope

(RUN)
void setup {
                       pinMode(led, OUTPUT)
                   }


(CONTINUOUS)
void loop { }

array
a way to list information
no limit to numbers, much like an Excel table
!computers always count from 0

int myArray[] <-- square braces for arrays

int myArray[] = {value1(0), value2(1), value3(2)}; !semicolon to terminate

x = myArray[2]; !value3 is position 2 in myArray ^ (because computers count from 0)

int tempArray[5]; !this creates an array with 5 different values that are 'open'

tempArray[3] = analogRead(pot);

byte flicker[ ] = {180, 30, 255, 200, 10, 90, 150, 60];

Arduino = = digital

PWM = Pulse, Width, Modulation ! there are 6 of these pins on the Uno



byte: goes from 0-255 (either increasing or decreasing a pulse of energy)

v v v CODE FOR THE 3 LED ARDUINO DEMO v v v

int ledPin = 9;
int…

Working on the Final (pt 2.)

Homework:
Try to write out the order of your system working (not code)
What happens first, so the second thing that can happen, so the third can happen
pseudocode - sensor takes a reading, processes, does action - simple coding


Grove electromagnet for possibility in the palm:

http://www.robotshop.com/en/grove-electromagnet.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8oTh4KWM1wIV03J-Ch1PuwczEAQYASABEgIrD_D_BwE

Compile a parts list! * * *

While we're waiting for parts... what do I need to do first?

Make clay, make ferrofluid, source glove model, ferrofluid and clay experiments, simple DIY electromagnets, coding, etc...

Task 1: DIY ferrofluid

Task 2: DIY magnetic clay

Task 3: Learn Arduino code

etc, etc...

Also, the Dutch artist guy who does the clay stuff.

WHAT MATERIAL? WHICH? ALCHEMY!

https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramics-monthly/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-sculpture/clay-culture-magnetic-clay/#

Hey, metal printer. Can I metal print my gloves/touchpoints/contacts/housings? Should.

Talk to Zach/Espej…

Working on the Final (p. 1)

USE A BLENDER BLADE! - extension of emulsion/blender formation of molecules

Vortex/kokyu - > > > Emulsion
RUST
Magic, metaphor, poetry, mythology
not a general idea, a specific idea or set of ideas

Ferrofluid in clay
 -slip, soft clay body
 - sculpt with magnets

tilt switch - depending on the orientation of a switch, activation
noise switch - yelling at a glove that is sound-sensitive


sparkfun.com
sparkfun.com
sparkfun.com

ELwire - electroluminescent

Where's the art?

Final Project Proposal - Ferrofluid Sculpting Gloves

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Ferrofluid Sculpting Gloves
   When confronted with the parameters of the assignment, I began looking around for input devices immediately for Arduino.  I grew rather bored with the idea of creating something based on the potential of a switch, although, not out of the question since using Arduino is the main motivator of the project.  So, I decided to implement my main artistic source of wonder and inspiration - materials and their properties. This is a rather common approach for a sculpture student, so, expounding on that notion I want to take the viewpoint of a sculptor when approaching my final.

  I began with my first usual step - pacing through my house staring at everything and wondering what each object in my environment is made of.  Wood, stone, cement, leather, plastic - not reactive enough!  Then I came across my discarded and nearly forgotten spoils from last year's Digital Multimedia class - magnets.  Well, magnets are pretty cool, but what can a magnet do other than be…

Reflections on TNM Project - moving into the Final

Suggestions for sources for acrylic and plastic housing

interstateplastics.com
usplastics.com

For electronics:

adafruit.com
trossenrobotics.com