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It is a instrumental game controller that helps users to practice certain instruments. The size of the controller is aimed to be suitable for the hand size of the user. A controller has five buttons; one per finger. Screen shows which notes need to be played. Earphones can be connected to the controller. The first design was not clearly showing what kind of game controller it was. Therefore for the second design was modified to show that this is an instrumental game controller by changing the screen to shape of the wing of the grand piano to give more context. Furthermore, two separated game controllers which are intended to be connected to the second game controller and be used for the flute-like instruments and also to increase the portability. As the first and the second game controllers might be too big to be used as the flute-like instruments. Also the size of the screen was increased and the angle/position of it was improved.
"build a drone workshop" was held in the DesignLab on the 19th of March. We could build a simple drone using a kit during the workshop. We also had a chance to fly it.
Above is the rendered image of the final assignment of Interactive Visualization..
The daily problem our project team found relating to smart city was that as smartphones get common in the smart city, there is an increased number of pedestrians who are distracted while on the road. Our project was to find solution for distracted pedestrians with their smartphones while they are crossing the road. We could extend the problem not only for the distracted pedestrians with their smartphones but for all the pedestrians who are distracted while or waiting to cross the road. To address the problem, we thought of implementing the lights, preferably OLED because of its characteristics, in the pavement which are synchronized with the normal traffic light. We used a pressure plate grid to map whether pedestrians are just passing by or trying to cross the road. The red lights on the ground turn on if pedestrian tries to cross the road when the traffic signal is red and a alarm goes off to alert the pedestrian as well.
The programme was for people to walk or run with more fun. Each capacitive sensor is responsible for left leg and right leg. If the capacitive sensor responsible for the left leg detects the left foot of the person, the left leg of the character moves forward and if the right leg capacitive sensor detects the right foot of the person, the right leg of the character moves forward. As it repeats, it will be animated as it walks. The two LEDs will indicate whether each capacitive sensor is working. There are three background images with three layers each. The background changes speed as the character moves. A sound effect plays for the steps of the character. Background music starts to play when key ‘p’ is pressed and stops as key ‘s’ is pressed. After the third background, The score will be shown with the highest score, and if it is higher than the previous highest score, it will be saved as the new highest score, if not the highest score will remain the same.
The final sketching assignment was to design a spaceship and to construct it.
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The second week programming assignment was to make a firework. Three fireworks are randomly placed and explode when it reaches three different height. This was done with Processing using class, subclass, and particle system.
Intro to Solidworks workshop was held in Designlab. Even though I attended the workshop to experience different aspect of 3D printing, this workshop was different from the 3D Printing workshop last module. It was basically following three tutorials of Solidworks and to get familiar with the programme. Even though I had trouble with downloading the programme, I was able to finish the tutorials and could experience the basics of Solidworks.
The concept of our video was a combination of GTA (the video game, Grand Theft Auto) and a driving test. This Video has two main actors, Jasper and Rick. Jasper had a normal driver’s license test. He was late and was looking for the examiner. He saw Rick in the car and assumed that he was the examiner. However, Rick was not the examiner but the villain. He was aggressive at the beginning but as he realised that he can test Jasper to be his sidekick, he changes his attitude. He was pretending as if he was an examiner, and therefore Rick asks Jasper to choose strange things. Rick gets angry when Jasper chooses the ‘correct’ choices. You get points when you choose the choices Rick likes, which are dangerous and illegal, while choosing the ‘correct’ choices will result in the viewer receiving negative points/having points deducted. We have four different endings depend on the last choice and the negative/positive points.
The third assignment of Visual Communication was to take photo of the objects and photoshop it to humanaze the presentaion which was the second assignment. My presentation was about the history, the ending of ancient civilization. Therefore, I took pictures of the objects which represent time, hope, and unreachable. The night sky represents the time. The two dandelions in different stages of their life cycle represent the time with the hope. The brick used as a mouth representing unreachable.
Last Tuesday, Nov 06, we had Final Module Expo. I was voluteering for building up the expo and I think I learned a lot from it. There was the interaction videos from each video project group and the final VisCom posters. The final programming assignments of few people were also displayed. It was really enjoyable time to share what we have learnt during the first module and to exhibit the end results and present it to the parents, teachers, and the other visitors.
Part of the script to avoid spoiler.
We were assigned to work as a group to make a interactive video. So far, during our first group meetings, we discussed few ideas for our video project. We set up the basic story during our second meeting and today I uploaded a script. Even though the script is missing few lines now, it will be completed before this Friday and we will be able to organise shooting.
Portfolio Showcase section is now available.
I liked the "BRAIN TO THE FUTURE" the most. It was the easiest installation to understand the concept and to enjoy. I liked it the most because I could experience what I chose and also that I had the chance to enjoy the installation with enough time and relatively quiet place. I had a chance to have a short conversation with the student who built it. Even though it was not my first time meeting a CreaTe student since I had enough chances such as open day and matching event, it was a new experience to meet them as a host of installation in a festival. It was a surprise that most of the installation was built by second year students. It was meaningful to me to actually see what students can do after a year of learning because I went there after struggling in Programming class. Even though the VR itself was amazing, hearing how the team worked meant a lot as a first year student of CreaTe.
The installation irritated me the most was the techno booth at the back. I could not find any other installation irritating since it had all different identity and I thought it is not irritating but unique even if it was little unfamiliar or difficult to understand. Some of the installations were not working well, but I was disappointed about what I was looking forward, not irritated. However, the techno booth was too loud that I could feel that the ground shaking. Even though every music is loud in the festival I personally do not prefer techno, it was irritating that is was too loud for me. Except for that, the festival was really nice and it motivated me to be do my best in my study. And it was also a great opportunity to think about the responsibility and capability of human and AI of future.
The navigation bar containing About Me, Portfolio, and Blog has been made. The left margin was created for About Me section and the right margin for the blog postings. The navigation bar does not function so far, however, when the portfolio section is made, it will navigate to the portfolio section or blog section.