This week I sketched out a possible final project, called Hi! Time - a gesture sensing clock.
This week we explored a variety of 2D, 3D, image and video processing tools. I designed a logo for Hi! Time in Inkscape and created a 3D model of its back panel in Antimony.
This week we worked on the laser-cutter and the vinyl-cutter. I created a press-fit geodesic hemisphere out of cardboard and a craft-plywood box with flexured hinges.
This week we created an in-circuit programmer using an ATtiny45 microcontroller, milled it on the Modella and soldered all the components.
The goal was to create something that would be difficult, if not impossible, to create with a subtractive process. I designed nested spheres in OpenSCAD and 3D printed it on the Ultimaker. I also 3D scanned some objects using an Xbox Kinect and Skanect.
This week I designed a board's schematic and layout in Eagle, milled it and soldered the components.
This week we had to make something big on the Shopbot CNC router. I designed and made a table out of 18mm plywood.
This week I programmed the LED + Button board using Arduino, C, and AVR Assembly language.
Over 2 weeks we built a 2-axis plotter in a group.
I created a board with a phototransistor + LED to detect ambient and reflected light.
This week I created a wax mold from which I cast a silicone mold from which I cast a spirograph gear.
This week I created a 7-segment LED board which can display digits. It uses a technique called Charlieplexing to minimize the number of pins needed to drive the LEDs.
To be done.
This week I created a I2C network connecting 2 microcontrollers - 1 master and 1 slave.
This week was about planning the final project.
To be done.