# Assignment4

This is my Assignment4 processing.

At the first time, I tried to use FaceOSC and OSC but I could not figure out.

I spent so many time on this face track library so I used minim library and tried to use Curvevertex and make a flower shape.

Using minim library is not really difficult so I will try to use another library after this.

Watch this. It is Massimo Banzi’s TED talk on the Arduino he gave at TED Global in June. This will give you an inspirational history into the Arduino and the ways in which it is revolutionizing how people create, consume, and interact with their objects and devices.

# Week 6 Assignment: LED Circuits

Hi guys,

Here are the videos and schematics: one parallel circuit and one series circuit.

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Schematics + Calculations

This is the first thing I’ve ever done with electricity (let alone p.comp) and it’s so much fun! It’s amazing how exciting it is to make three little LEDs to light up. So far, everything seems pretty clear. The only thing I’m a little unsure about is the calculating the voltage, current and resistance of the series circuit. I think I could use a quick break down of the math – but Liza, I’ll come to office hours and talk to you if I’m the only one!

Here’s a link to the repo for this post: Oct9HW

Anyway – I can’t wait to find out what’s next!

A

Hi, ya’ll,

Here’s a handy tutorial page covering Ohm’s Law (among other things) on the Adafruit site. She’s a very clear writer, and I’m finding the tutorial to be pretty useful.

# Arduino Uno SMD Edition

As requested, here is a summary of what’s different about the Arduino Uno SMD edition. As you can see from the pictures, the SMD edition lacks the big black chip in the middle of the board—the ATmega328 chip. According to Sparkfun, the DIP-packaged ATmega328s are getting more and more difficult to get, so the SMD edition of the Uno includes the SMD version of the ATmega328, rather than the DIP-packaged ATmega328. Most of this is total gibberish to me; however, I did discover that “DIP” stands for Dual In-Line Package, or, in layperson’s terms, the rectangle-shaped plastic housing with the two rows of little legs.

In any event, this board is supposed to function identically to the other one, except that if you want to remove the ATmega328 chip, you’ll need to use hot air. SparkFun seems to think this difference is not a big deal.

As an aside, according to Arduino, some of these boards have a problem restarting the processor. They give a range of serial numbers that are affected by this bug. However, I cannot for the the LIFE of me find the serial number on my board, so I’ll just go on faith that this isn’t one of them.

Here is a picture of the standard edition UNO board:

And here is a picture of the SMD edition:

# Week 4

My github code is here(very happy to finally have made it work):

https://github.com/Sussesj/CC-LAB/blob/master/Earth.pde

# Week 6 Slides and office hours

Here’s a link to the slides from this week, slightly updated. I will post some resources as I unearth them from the dredges of my favorites lists.

Also, as I mentioned in class, I am out of town starting today until Sunday night and will NOT be holding office hours tonight. If you need to meet before class, please email me before Saturday night.

# Assignment for Oct 9

Hey soon-to-be robot masters! Here is your assignment for next week:

1) Build two circuits using THREE LEDs minimum and a switch. One should be in parallel and one should be in series. Document them working (video) and bring at least one to class. It should also be working.
2) Calculate the voltage, resistance, and current for each.
3) (Hand)draw the schematic for each.
4) Write a few sentences reflecting on last class. What was exciting? What was confusing? What needs more clarification? What was difficult? I will use these to guide next class, so it totally behooves you to meditate on this for a second.
5) Just to keep you in the Git Groove, copy/paste the text of your blog post into a text doc and push it to Git Hub.

For #2 and 3:
We obviously didn’t review the last two much in class. This was intentional. Hit the interwebs for answers. Also, I want to see HAND DRAWN pictures on the blog with the schematics and equations worked out. If you prefer Illustrator or another program, that’s fine too, but I want to see all of your work.

Also, you should bring all your Arduino stuff to every class until further notice.

# Screencast Program

Hi guys.

Here’s the free screencast program: Jing.