Author Archives: Luke

3D Sand Printer

Impetus This semester I have been creating miniature sand sculptures using a syringe to dispense fine white sand suspended in water. Due the painstaking nature of the process and the desire to do generative (software-created) patterns, I became interested in … Continue reading

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First Week Progress

Due to the difficulty of transporting the parts I’m uploading a photo of the sand delivery system in lieu of an in-class presentation. On the 2×4 is a water pump capable of producing 130PSI. It pumps water from the orange … Continue reading

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3D printer Term Proj. Proposal

Impetus This semester I have been creating miniature sand sculptures using a syringe to dispense fine white sand suspended in water. ¬†Due the painstaking nature of the process and the desire to do generative (software-created) patterns, I am interested in … Continue reading

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Singing Robotic Mushroom

Inspired by pinhole camera images that recorded the light of the sun for six months at a time, I wanted to build something that would record the sun’s light each day and play back a brief auralization of the data … Continue reading

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Machine to water a mung bean

The machine pumps water from a reservoir into a test tube containing a single mung bean. The water drains back to the reservoir. Uses a simple crank and a cam following, spring-loaded lever to open and close a small trap … Continue reading

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studbot.

Video of the thing moving back and forth and turning towards the brighter side. Another video of it going back and forth (sorry, Apple’s autorotate is broken) There’s a piece of wire that touches a strip of metal on the … Continue reading

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Analog HW 4

int mi = 1024; int ma = 0; char count = 0; int sign = 1; void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); pinMode(13, OUTPUT); } void loop() { int a1 = analogRead(0); if(a1 < mi) mi = a1; if(a1 > ma) ma … Continue reading

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