Remember my paper monkey? Well, he got a little makeover. For our midterm project we needed to combine the coding language on screen (Processing) with our Arduino circuit board to create a visible interaction. If you’re interested what that looks like, check out my class post here. I made my monkey a new body out of felt, to encase the circuit boards and LED’s and got my coding problems worked out with some help from my friend Daniel. Don’t want to frustrate you with what that looks like so just take a look at this video:
Homework: Make a “creature” that responds to some kind of input. You can make your creature robotic or organic, playful or CrAzY, but whatever you do, use sound and LEDs to give us a sense of it’s personality. Also, think about what your input will be (button, flex sensor, light sensor, etc.), and how it might relate to the “creature”.
Concept: I love patterns. In the past year, I explored a lot with creating patterns from simple shapes. I really started to notice that the most complex patterns start off a very simple design that can be copied, mirrored, and arranged to create a complex image. I wanted to make it possible for anyone to create their own patterns using their own images.