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Talk-O-Matic Final Documentation

The Talk-O-Matic takes input from two separate microphones, compares the audio input with an Arduino (using a low pass filter and peak-detection), and moves the pinwheel gear motor associated with the more active microphone. If input is approximately equal, both … Continue reading

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Project Progress

I missed class on Thursday, so I thought I’d post my progress on the project so far. My original proposal, Project Proposal: Physically Visualizing Discussion Participation, involved using microphones to measure discussion participation, and then various parts to visualize the … Continue reading

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Project Proposal: Physically Visualizing Discussion Participation

Introduction [A pinch of background: My research area is Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (which is somewhat related to Computer-Supported Collaborative Work).] In order for students to get the maximum benefits of discussion-based learning, it’s been shown that they must not only … Continue reading

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Mini Project: Shadow Puppet [and Haunted Shirt]

Here’s my first go at documenting my mini project: Introduction This project is a snake puppet that slithers up and down when the lights are on, and does not move when the lights are off. It is run by two … Continue reading

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HW6. Mechanisms and Movement

HW6 Video Related Images Code for HW6 Mechanisms and Movement /** * HW 6 – MECHANISMS AND MOVEMENT * – by Iris Howley – * * Runs two motors connected through an h-bridge. * Motors start ‘off’, but when a … Continue reading

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HW4

The assignment was to calibrate an analog sensor, and have the analog LED output match the sensor input in intensity and blinking. After running some tests with my analog sensor, I don’t think it is sensing properly: when you put … Continue reading

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HW3

MTI ’10 HW 3 “Sensing Simple Signals” (except part 1) by Iris Howley. MTI ’10 HW 3 “Sensing Simple Signals” (only part 1) by Iris Howley.

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