After the Arduino as ISP/ATtiny debacle of last week, last week’s prototype went back to Arduino as a solution while waiting for an actual AVRISP to arrive.
There is only one box here, but the magnets simulate the behavior the box would take on if another box was connected to it. More updates on this soon!
The goal of this project was to construct a musical interface. Instead of creating a series of different switches for input that are connected to various actuators, I sought to design an interface in which the input was the actuator. My initial concept was to create a tower (actually towers) of sound. After a few experiments with paper speakers, I was interested in pushing the boundaries of the form and physics. Continue reading »
This series of images documents the Switch stage of BOXES. Using paper and tape, learners construct their first switch for Stage 1: No Brain(er). Continue reading »
This series of images documents the electricity stage of BOXES. Using paper and tape, learners construct their first circuit for Stage 1: No Brain(er). Continue reading »
This series of images documents the design stage of BOXES. Using paper and tape, learners construct the box that will house their circuits for Stage 1: No Brain(er). Continue reading »
STEAM-inspired, modular middle school curriculum designed to facilitate learning and empower teaching of abstract computational and electrical concepts through the personal fabrication of a physical, computationally-enhanced toolkit using alternative, “soft” materials.
I feel revitalized after some of the key decisions I have recently made based on the feedback I have been receiving and feel very confident in my direction and the scope of my work moving forward. Here is a deliverables list for thesis proposal. I would like to have completed drafts of the following: Anything with a ** will probably just be an unfinished outline/template.
Each stage of the process, i.e. lots o little paper boxes
(DESIGN, ELECTRONICS, TALKING, SENSING, COMPUTATION, NETWORKS)
(0) Outline of Computational Thinking skills
(1) Overview diagram to outline structure + refining stages (adding, dropping, changing names, etc)
(2) Essential Questions/Enduring Understandings
(3) Assessment rubric
(4) Diagram with Standards Alignment
(5) Individual lesson outline**
(6) Step by step documentation of lessons**
(7) Materials overview and list
These are sound boxes I am building for a musical interface project in soft circuits, and thought it would be extremely relevant to post. It is based off of Hannah Perner-Wilson’s design and uses a 9 volt recording module from Radio Shack for sound, two 9 volt batteries, copper tape, a TIP120 transistor, neodymium magnets, and paper. This is a great example of how to make a black box visible.