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Monday, April 6

  1. page MPA03 Kinects & Motors edited ... MPA03 Kinects and Motors Due: Wednesday, April 16 (before class, meet in HCIL) Note: This a…
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    MPA03 Kinects and Motors
    Due: Wednesday, April 16 (before class, meet in HCIL)
    Note: This assignment is mostly complete but I may add clarifications/updates based on your feedback.
    We've now acquired significant experience working with the Arduino hardware prototyping platform. In MPA01 and 02, we designed and implemented new interactive experiences using custom hardware that we built. With MPA01, the focus was on creating new input devices and interactions with desktop computers. With MPA02, we left the desktop environment all together and explored embedding computation in low-tech materials (paper, fabric, wood, cardboard). In this assignment, we continue the theme of combining the physical and virtual worlds in unique ways but our approach changes. Enter: the Microsoft Kinect. In this assignment, you will use the Microsoft Kinect, which combines an IR camera (for depth) and a traditional RGB camera (for visuals) into a single sensor.
    What To Do
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  2. page MPA03 Kinects & Motors edited ... > ./SimpleViewer The following app should open: {SimpleViewerOpenNI.png} OpenNI SimpleVi…
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    > ./SimpleViewer
    The following app should open:
    {SimpleViewerOpenNI.png} OpenNI SimpleViewer
    Kinect Resources
    Helpful Links
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    2:30 pm
  3. page MPA03 Kinects & Motors edited ... That's it! The samples should work now in '/Users/jonf/Kinect/OpenNI-MacOSX-x64-2.2/Samples/Bi…
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    That's it! The samples should work now in '/Users/jonf/Kinect/OpenNI-MacOSX-x64-2.2/Samples/Bin.' Open terminal and goto that directory. Then type:
    > ./SimpleViewer
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    should open: <todo screenshot of jon in SimpleViewer>
    Kinect Resources
    Helpful Links
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Thursday, January 1

  1. page Resources edited ... Leah Buechley, former professor at MIT Media Lab and director of the High-Low Tech Group. Inve…
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    Leah Buechley, former professor at MIT Media Lab and director of the High-Low Tech Group. Inventor of the LilyPad Arduino toolkit
    Professor Mitchel Resnick at the MIT Media Lab, director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group.
    Professor Tom Igoe at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Specifically, his books and physical computing courses.
    Professor Eric Paulos at UC Berkeley in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, co-founder and co-director of the CITRIS Invention Lab and director of the Living Environments Lab
    Jay Silver, founder and director of JoyLabz and co-inventor of the MaKey Makey
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Friday, August 29

  1. page Bunny edited ... The Arduino code can be found at https://github.com/anisabboud/bunny/tree/master/bunny The Ki…
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    The Arduino code can be found at https://github.com/anisabboud/bunny/tree/master/bunny
    The Kinect code can be found at https://github.com/anisabboud/bunny/tree/master/kinect, and is highly based on the example found in http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindowsdev/start.aspx - "5.Skeletal Tracking", with the addition of sending the relevant data to the Arduino through writing to the serial port.
    Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-a-3D-printed-beaded-ball-chain-drive-pul/
    Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:445171

    3D printed pulley middle part: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/iO5Qsa6MDxb-pulley-beta14-middle-part-72-balls-final/edit
    {pulley-middle-part.PNG}
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Tuesday, June 3

  1. page Schedule edited ... W Apr 9 - Guest Lecture Shannon Leah Collis Note: I am excited to announce that we will have …
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    W Apr 9 - Guest Lecture Shannon Leah Collis
    Note: I am excited to announce that we will have a CMSC838f guest lecturer today: Shannon Collis, who is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Maryland. Her work, which has been exhibited across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, focuses on "creating installations and interactive environments that explore various ways in which digital technologies can transform our perception of audio and visual stimuli. " See her work here .
    Slides: To be postedPDF (10.3MB) | PPTX (835MB)
    Assigned: None
    Due: None
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Wednesday, May 28

  1. page MPA02 High-Low Tech edited ... Due: Monday, March 24 (before classtime) Now Due: Wednesday, March 26 (before class, meet in …
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    Due: Monday, March 24 (before classtime)
    Now Due: Wednesday, March 26 (before class, meet in HCIL)
    Note: This assignment is mostly complete but I may add clarifications/updates based on your feedback.
    What To Do
    In this assignment, your goal is to rethink the materiality of computing and interaction. You must make a primary input device (e.g., paper joystick) or a primary output device (e.g., ambient display) using low-tech materials such as paper, conductive paint, play-dough, tape, water, food, etc. The primary interactivity must be mediated by the low-tech material (i.e., the low-tech material cannot be superfluous to your design, it must be directly integrated).
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Wednesday, May 21

  1. page Atlas edited ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEvToQ9jMXs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO2-tqoyGik http:…
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEvToQ9jMXs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO2-tqoyGik
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79WzI-v1qJk
    RGB LED Globe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQhBm_EgB0w
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