Weatherbox by Matthew Brigante & Sneha Pai Physical Computing Midterm Project, SVA Interaction Design MFA Matthew Brigante & Sneha Pai The Weatherbox is a desk or bedside companion that displays an ambient and abstract light-based representation of the temperature and wind-speed outside your window. Throughout the seasons, it will reflect meaningful shifts in temperature with a specific color of LED light... Continue Reading →

1940’s Radio/iPhone Speaker by Trent Thompson

  SVA MFA Interaction Design Midterm Project Construction process: Got a 1940’s Radio on Etsy. Removed all the innards of the radio. Sanded and clean out the case. Used an AC power adaptor for the amp. Bought an pre made amp board that could power 2ch 100W speakers. Here’s one of the speakers plugged up.... Continue Reading →

Responsive Light Therapy Box by Melody Quintana & Sarah Henry Physical Computing Midterm Project SVA Interaction Design MFA Melody Quintana & Sarah Henry Many people find that bright light therapy helps to improve their symptoms of seasonal mood and sleep disorders. This kind of treatment requires daily time commitment and consistency. The responsive light box seeks to help therapy recipients integrate light box sessions more seamlessly into their lives. Rather than... Continue Reading →

Music Controller Glove by Sunnie Sang & Michie Cao Physical Computing Midterm Project SVA Interaction Design MFA by Sunnie Sang & Michie Cao INITIAL CONCEPT: Brainstorming: performance, gesture, music, DJ, dancing, projecting Body motion sensing performance: developing a tool or instrument for performers to control certain aspects of performance, creating easier real-time experimentation. Musical Glove: using gesture to control music/MIDI output (interact with computer through... Continue Reading →

LED Sound Instrument by Aastha Bhargava, Effy Zhang, and Mikey Chen LED Sound Instrument Physical Computing Midterm Project SVA Interaction Design MFA Aastha Bhargava, Effy Zhang, and Mikey Chen For our mid term project my partners Mikey, Effy and I decided to play around with sound and light applying the fundamentals of physical computing. We created a lighting instrument which displayed different colours based on sound input from an... Continue Reading →

Atari Punk Console "The Atari Punk Console (commonly shortened to APC) is a popular circuit that utilizes two 555 timer ICs or a single 556 dual timer IC. The original circuit, called a "Stepped Tone Generator", was published in a Radio Shack booklet: "Engineer's Notebook: Integrated Circuit Applications" in 1980 and then in "Engineer's Mini-Notebook - 555... Continue Reading →

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