Author Archives: Norman Lau

Term Project Report: The Bird Table

Here is the final documentation for my term project. The Bird Table is an application built on an interactive multi-touch table. It allows you to playfully interact with a visualization of digital birds. Final documentation [pdf] Source code [Note: this … Continue reading

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Term Project Proposal: Interactive Tabletop for Service Design

This project is tied to my current masters thesis in interaction design. I’m designing a tool to help designers think about service design. Service design is  a popular topic among designers today. It involves the structuring and organization of the … Continue reading

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GuardBird (HW7 by Norman Lau)

The Idea GuardBird is a little bird that keeps watch against intruders as they move around in front of it. If an intruder gets too close, GuardBird sets off an alarm, takes a picture of the intruder, and posts it … Continue reading

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HW6 by Norman Lau

Bird Robot! Here’s a video of the robot in progress. It gives a better view of the wing mechanism. The code is similar to previous assignments: Code

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HW5 by Norman Lau

Part 1: Back n Forth Robot Code Part 2: Light-sensitive Elephant Code Part 3: Braitenberg Elephant Code

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HW4 by Norman Lau

Code for part 2 (contains the same code for parts 0 and 1): /********************************************************************* * Assignment 4: Ins and Outs of Analog * Norman Lau * 2. Show it * Now connect an LED to an analog output. Light the … Continue reading

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HW3 by Norman Lau

Custom Switch: A dartboard that turns on a light when the dart hits it. Created by sandwiching a piece of paper between two pieces of aluminum foil. When the needle of the dart pierces the sheets, it completes the circuit … Continue reading

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