Last week I made a wooden pen container using laser cutter. The shapes of the front and back pieces are like irregular hexagon, and the other pieces are irregular quadrilateral, the heights of which are arranged to create a gradual change effect.
I use the ultrasonic sensor to measure distance, which is mapped to angles of two servo motors to create happy or sad faces. When people are coming nearer to the sensor, the face may gradually turn to a laugh one; otherwise, it would turn to a sad face.
Self-checkout machine in NYU Bobst Library
NYU Bobst library provides self checkout service for students to borrow books and login their ID info, so the target audience is aged from 18 to 30 and they are all well-educated. I observed people’s reactions for one hour while 9 people used self-checkout machine. Continue reading “Observation of Bobst Library’s Checkout Machine”
3 sets of serif fonts I chose:
Begum: It is a Latin display serif typeface with contrast. The ear and loop of g creates kind of a diagonal stress, also the tail of J flows so soft and feels like flying which is just the meaning of my name in Chinese. Continue reading “Typography”
Thermistors are variable resistors that change their resistance with temperature. So I used a thermistor and 8 LEDs to create a LOVE machine. The user can put his hand on the thermistor to test the temperature and the heat of his love, as a result, the LEDs might light up (starting from the upper left one, each LED lights up counter-clockwise) depending on the heat. Continue reading “LOVE Machine”
Click the mouse to create a random seed.
Try these inputs:
Press key 1: change the stroke color
Press key f: freeze the movement, press again to resume
Mouse Click: start a new circle-like form
Press Delete: restart drawing
OK, this is my first wooden fabrication since last week I only made a silly flashlight on a foam board…The assignment is to make multiple 5 or more objects, so I decided to make a set of wooden pieces that can be combined to each other.