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Temperature Inks

Dec 21, 2013 by kersk450 // Leave a Comment

I tried painting various strands of thread with the different combinations of ink. It become more messy then actually functional.  

Exploration of Speakers

Dec 21, 2013 by kersk450 // Leave a Comment

Below you will see the various exploration into the world of speakers. I tried various different speakers and ways to amplify the sound. The recorder was great. The loudest speakers was using large magnets, durlar paper which had a simple stiffness to it and copper tape. Other speakers using gold paint, wood, bare did not…

Assignment 4 (Sensors)

Dec 21, 2013 by kersk450 // Leave a Comment

For this assignment we were tasked at exploring the use of soft circuit materials as a sensor. To try to get a gradient and use multiple materials. This is an example of using conductive fabric.   IMG 2963 from Kristen Kersh on Vimeo.     Here is as cap sensing project working with graphite and…

Millions of Cats (Assignment 2)

Nov 10, 2013 by kersk450 // Leave a Comment

“Millions of Cats is a picture bookwritten and illustrated by Wanda Gág in 1928. The book won a Newbery Honoraward in 1929, one of the few picture books to do so. Millions of Cats is the oldest American picture book still in print”(, Wikapedia, 2013). It was a book that my farther would read to me when I was a child. I…

Assignment 3 : Switch

Oct 22, 2013 by kersk450 // Leave a Comment

These lamps are ment to hang in a room with at least 30 others at different heights. Thy are designed with a battery, LED and magnet. As a person hits into the paper lamp or swings it the magnet snaps closed (turns on) the lamp. The magnet acts as a switch. Ideally if this were…

Arduino Hook Up and Inclosed (Assignment 6)

Oct 22, 2013 by kersk450 // Leave a Comment

  This light includes two bell peppers, one photo cell sensor , two led’s and an Arduino. I attempted to create a light that would emulate calmness and one that was anxious. The calm yellow pepper would be able to help you breath and keep calm while the other one represents anxiety in the level…

Midterm Documentation : Sacred and Profane

Oct 22, 2013 by kersk450 // Leave a Comment

The terms sacred and profane comes from Emile Durkheim who was a french sociologist. He wrote a book called the sacred and the profane in which he examined how the dichotomy between the sacred and profane are central characteristics to religion. He said “religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things,…

Capacitive Sensors (Assignment 5)

Oct 8, 2013 by kersk450 // Leave a Comment

  I was trying to see how the copper paint would mix with the bear paint. It seems to be that you need 3 parts copper paint to 1 part bear. At that point I would rather just use a pigment paint. I will be looking into how to mix acrylic and copper paint. One…