Archive for the ‘materials’ Category

POV/nervousness/anxiety

February 2, 2007

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bought POV display kit to make the project inspired by adam and ana’s shaking legs…

MAXSonar-EZ1

December 5, 2006

maxsonar.jpgadam said that the proximity sensor i ordered may not have the range i needed… it was suggested that i get an ultra sonic range finder. i called the the nyu computer store and i was in luck! Five in stock! expensive though. nearly $30… but i bought two. just in case. kept the reciept… what i got is called the MAXSonar-EZ1. Now must talk to becky to figure out how the crap to use it.

also, can i extend the rangefinding with something like conductive fabric? or am i contstrained to that one square inch of the rangefinder?

resources

December 3, 2006

ordered conductive thread from lamé lifesaver.

materials i need NOW…

December 3, 2006

for thesis presentations end of fall semester, this is what i need

glowundies
this proto is still going to be somewhat clunky, not as finished as something like this yet

shift registers (got from rafa)
leds (superbright – red? how many? order from superbrightleds.com)
american apparel – tshirts and shorts and undies – maybe hanes cheapies first?
electronic thread (lamé lifesaver)
basic stamp (got it)
velcro (got it)

i put together the recording module!

November 11, 2006

hooray! i bought a kit and soldered it and hacked it to work with the pulley switch i got from gutting jessie (woody’s girlfriend)!

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it was really hard to find these dolls with the pulley string but finally found them at toys r’ us, and these were the only ones they had. i guess they are weening this sort of technology out.. but it’s so great…

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i ordered the recording module kit from electronics123.com

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dot matrices wheeee!

October 22, 2006

for the next iteration of glowundies, i really need to put the leds into an array so that they light up in the same position instead of all over the place. this way, i can add more graphics in as well.

mike referred this instructable to me so that i can create my own dot matrix display. i may do this.

also adam recommended i just buy prebuilt led arrays online or something. i may do this instead, or as well. im thinking abou this one from jameco but can’t seem to find a datasheet…. also… will this be bright enough to shine through clothing? hmmm….