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Final Project: Project Update #1

Yuhao Zhang

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 - 11:16:43 pm

@ Media and Performance by YUHAO ZHANG

Materials – Electronics

Main Board:

Power Supply:

CR2032 Lithium Cell Battery – 3 V Polymer Lithium Ion Batteries – 2000mAh 3.7V

Sensors:

Light sensor:┬áThis is a simple to use light sensor that outputs an analog value from 0 to 5V. With exposure to daylight, this sensor will output 5V. Covering the sensor with your hand, the sensor will output 0V. In a normal indoor lighting situation, Read more →
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Yuhao, excellent, very detailed documentation. I look forward to seeing how your motion sensors are incorporated into movement during the performance.
Great work, lots of testing, I love your curiosity! I am very excited to see the final outcome of the costume with the embeded electronics .

Project Update 01

Charlene

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 - 12:29:22 pm

@ Charlene

After looking through Prof Galina’s book on textures and fabrics, I got inspired and did a sketch of my costume. I really like the look of burnt plastic meshed together so I decided to incorporate that element in my costume design.

On Thursday, I decided to work with the top Read more →

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Fantastic Charlene! I can see you are going through a very precise process of putting together your costume, I look forward to the results. And that was very helpful to include next steps in your Project Update.
Fantastic idea to use materials that are very different but yet very effective.Welcome to the exciting world of using heat to create new hot textiles!I am very curious to see the resolts. Just make sure you use baking parchment to cover your plastic before you use the hot iron. Try layeing several piesesvaryously yellow plastics into a small sheat of baking parchment, lay onother sheat of baking parchment on top and iron slowly and continuously with hot iron for approximately one minute. the plastic will melt and stick to it self. While the piece is hot you can stretch and shape it. You should weare gloves if you are handling the hot plastic.If you like to achieve the ,,lacy efect '' you need to hold the iron longer , and constantly check for the resolt.Have Fun!Don;t forget to bring the baking parchment, we do not have any at B-17.

Project Update

Tiffany Anne

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 - 04:10:33 am

@ Tiffany Rosete

Electronics bought from SGBOTIC:

LilyPad Arduino 328 main board — microcontroller

LilyPad FTDI Basic– Connector to connect to power source

LV-MaxSonar-EZ0 — Proximity sensor(input)

Sealed addressable 1 meter long 5V RGB LED strip — Lights(output)

Costume making:

The pattern started as an oval skirt then it was folded at the front Read more →

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Very good, you're costume is coming right along! You might want to consider your character sketch as you move along with your design, keeping in mind that you are going to be performing and exploring the possibilities for role playing.
ok, sure! I will try that for my next project update, thanks Randall!
Tiffany you did great at the rehearsal , I like how your skirt became part of your dance !Now we know that we need to attach the electronics very well and continue with your top and bonning!

Project Update (week 8-9)

Ong Xin Hong

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 - 01:46:06 am

@ Oxhrene

Wearable Technology

To embark on our project on wearable technology, I went to buy cloths and electronics.

Choosing the necessary electronics

I had to choose between two types of lilypad main boards, one with USB port for charging and programming and another without the ports but with more holes. I decided to get the one with the ports so I don’t need to Read more →

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Excellent and well detailed! This documentation is very important to the process and will allow you to refer back to the work you have done to support the ongoing work. Great job.
OMG SO RESOURCEFULLLLL
Thanks!
Thanks!

Project Update 1

Gladys Loh

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 - 06:57:47 pm

@ sleepygladys

Project Update 1

Initial stage of laying out of the fabric

Sketching and planning out of the draft

Cutting the fabric

Process of the front of the dress sewed

Testing the fit

Sewing the dress

Figuring out the back part of the dress Read more →

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Wonderful documentation! Isn't interesting to see how a project unfolds. This will allow you to return to the steps you have taken should you need to refer back. Great work.