The simple joy of making one single LED light turn on returns this week with the first step towards linking the IRL, moving, ever-changing internet to an Arduino.
Using serial communication and an API call, the
green and lights indicate if the price of Ethereum – a popular cryptocurrency – has gone red or up down in the past hour, as per Coin Markets Cap.
What is more, this light shines with different intensity depending on the degree to which the price has changed (i.e. bigger increase = brighter green light).
Continue reading From API to LED: First Connection
dice theme continues this week with a p5 program that lets you roll a variety of dice and observe the historical distribution of your rolls.
(best done on a computer, not mobile) Play with it here .
Inspired by D&D and my general fascination with stats – this is designed as an interactive and informational tool to observe what distributions can be expected. Compare, for example…
Continue reading Two D-10 vs One D-20
Tonight I attended a panel hosted at the Clive Davis School titled ‘A Celebration of International Day of the Girl’ – a discussion on music and culture in relation to
Led by a group of females who have diverse roles across the music industry, the panel discussed the current state of the industry and what should change to drive equality.
Continue reading The inherent contractions embedded in efforts to combat sexism
This week, the A/V squad took our raw footage and transformed them into rough cuts of our final video. This was my first experience with Adobe products including Premiere and Photoshop.
We are recording voice-over material and the final video is on the way; check in next week for it.
A combination of edited video, screen overlays, and voiceover audio to make a finished rough cut
Continue reading A/V Video Project: Editing for Rough Cuts
previous Where’s Waldo sketch has been updated. Interact with it here.
Now when you target and click Waldo’s head, you get a
special confirmation that you have done the deed.
Continue reading UPDATE: Where’s Waldo 2
storyboarding from last week, our A/V team collected the raw footage we will use to make our informational video on how to make an Acrylic box.
This was a two-pronged learning experience, doing fabrication for the first time and also using this fancy camera.
Continue reading A/V Video Project: Capturing Video with a DSLR
Do you ever get tired of throwing your own dice during a particularly long game of Monopoly?
Me neither because no one plays monopoly anymore, but for your dice throwing pleasure, here is the Dice Catapult 5000!
Continue reading Dice Catapult 5000
Meet my partners in crime:
Jim & Yeon Hee; we will be working together on a video project for the next few weeks.
Our goal is to create a video on how to make an Acrylic Box – one of these:
We performed the storyboarding process this week and this and agreed upon the structure. The current storyboarding is as follows:
Continue reading A/V Video Project: Storyboarding
UPDATE: Spinny squares now has C O L O R ! You can play with it by clicking and reading the instructions in the top right. here
Play with the previous (B&W) version of spinny squares
Continue reading Spinny Squares, baby!
You likely have seen the push-to-cross buttons scattered across various crosswalks in NYC.
The functionality and effectiveness of these buttons is often challenged, and with good reason. The primary reason is because most of them are not even connected to the system that governs the traffic lights! As originally reported by the
New York Times in 2004:
“…the city deactivated most of the pedestrian buttons long ago with the emergence of computer-controlled traffic signals. More than 2,500 of the 3,250 walk buttons that were in place at the time existed as mechanical placebos.”
Continue reading Push to cross: power and access [Part 1 of 2]