Arduino: Week1

8 11 2009

During this week we went trough small projects to start coding and prototyping with Arduino. Our teacher this week is Massimo Banzi, and I have to say that it’s pretty fun to learn with him!

First Exercise (Monday):
use external output as commands for a processing application.
Laura and me used light sensor to play pong.

Second Exercise (Tuesday): use external input and output through Arduino.
Laura, Shruti and me tried to built a scaring box. The fan we used it’s not enough powerful to scare people but… still working responding to a light sensor.

Third Exercise (Wednesday): connect two arduino. the first for reciving input, the second to send output.
Jennifer and me built a box to calculate the happiness average of the class. Everyone can tell to the machine how happy or sad it is, changing the global average 🙂

Thanx Jeany for the pic

Thanx Jeany for the pic

We used an RFID reader as input, and a servo motor as output. The hardest thing was checking the value of the rfid and turning it into a precise value for the other Arduino, but at the and, thanx also to David, we managed to do it 🙂

Forth Exercise (Thursday&Friday): free experiment with arduino.
Me and Jennifer decided to go on with the “emotion machine” so we came out with the hug-scarf. It’s a scarf that require hugs trough a pulsing led, and when the person that wear it have been hugged it alight. One by one the LEDs fadeout till the last led start pulsing again requiring another hug.

Thanx Mary for the video

and remember… forloop in the wrong position inside arduino code can mess everyting!





Inserisci i tuoi dati qui sotto o clicca su un'icona per effettuare l'accesso:


Stai commentando usando il tuo account Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Google+ photo

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Google+. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto Twitter

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Twitter. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto di Facebook

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )


Connessione a %s...

%d blogger hanno fatto clic su Mi Piace per questo: