Scientists at MIT have created av device which is able to open, read and interact with century old books that are usually very fragile, without damaging them.
The presentation (in PDF-format):
A video from the presentation (also in the slides):
What was done so far: Hourglass: Getting bottles and cutting them up for the hourglass Lasercutting wood for the base and the gap in the middle of the hourglass
Interface: Gathering some sounds for the hourglasses Having basic alteration of frequency and speed of sounds via Max MSP, through the i-CubeX system.
Issues: Although got a Read more →
Updated as of 29 October 2016
Over the past 2 weeks, we have completed the code for the individual parts of ume. However, here are some concerns:Flickering Flame Effect
Light output is not bright enough to be seen under normal day light, we are considering of changing it to WS2812 LED. However, we will first be testing our ultra Yellow LED Read more →
Here’s an update for my final project for the semester.
Grater Alarm Clock
As seen in the sketch, there will be 2 main objects in my alarm clock. One of which is the Grater and the other object will be something to grate with. I am thinking of using food, like carrot, onions and cucumber etc.
Servo motor (to Read more →
Equipping Engagement with Wearable Tech
– What is Wearable Device
Today’s Wearable Tech (will give some specific cases)Head Wear Smart Glasses VR handset Smart handphone Body Wear Smart apparel Smart Watches Fitness band Ring
Wearable Device in the PastSome old Wearable tech – Body Armor (Middle age) Increased Strengths Eye Glasses Added Abilities
(Increase consumer strengths; Shift their perception; Add new abilities)
– Analysis part
Today’s Wearable Device – Personal FactorsBlood pressure Read more →
PrinciplesUse technologies to maintain and improve health via the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Health care contributes a significant part of a country’s economy. Health care promotes the general physical and mental health and well-being This includes professionals in medicine,psychology, physiotherapy, nursing, dentistry reduce manpower in hospitals.
Case studiesParkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term disorder of the central nervous system that affects the motor system. Early in the disease, the most Read more →
People are bearing too much stress in the modern society. The objective is experience serenity and practise meditation.
So I researched on a spiritual object, prayer wheels. In Tibet, It’s spun to send prayers out into the universe, cleanse the soul. Prayer wheels are used for meritorious effect such as orally reciting the prayers without reciting the mantra.
Objective of my project: a Read more →
I made a little device that helps to tell you what temperature your cup of cuppa is from the colour of the led light strip. Basically, warmer -> reddish undertone, colder (and nearer to room temperature) -> blueish undertone.
However, the temperature sensor took quite some time to sense the change in temperature, hence it might be better to use it Read more →
Ever make a hot cuppa tea to accompany a night of work, get too engrossed with the task at hand, only to later come back to lukewarm soggy tea?
Tealight is an interactive device prototype made using an Arduino, temperature sensor and adafruit LED strip as feedback. It measures the cup’s external temperature and gives real time visual feedback of how Read more →