Saturday, April 30, 2016

Week 15: Final Critique and Instructables Link

Instructables Link:

Personal Thoughts:

I am proud of myself for attempting a project that was well out of my realm of experience, but next time I want to perfect this and try to attempt a new and quicker way to build this project. For sure, I want to work on the coding so that the interrupt is instantaneous versus it having to finish up the cycle first. The sides of the box need to be sandpapered down to a smoother finish to make it more minimalist versus nature meshing with technology. Next time, it'll look and feel more complete as a piece versus this prototype.

Week 15: Debrief

Putting it Together:

After putting the box together, I decided to paint it with an ebony wood stain my mom's boyfriend had on hand.

I actually didn't like the way it was turning out so I decided to paint over it with Acrylic Gesso

Much better.

This is my friend whom I coerced into helping me even though she was already done with finals and school in general.

After it dries, mark where you're going to place your LED's according to how they will appear through the grid.

(Don't know why that keeps flipping but okay)

I took the box and traced out the box, and used a metal ruler and push blade to cut into the plexiglass and snap it off.

I used this frosting spray on the glass, and it turned out beautifully. 

For the breadboard, I slide it into the whole, and let the Arduino and battery pack hide underneath the box.

And here's a vid of how it works:

Week 14: Debrief

Creating the Box:

For creating the box, I went to a friend who actually knew how to cut wood. We used recycle wood to create a board that measured 12 3/4" x 11 1/4", strips of wood with 1/4" thickness to make the grid that was 1" pinhole openings, and a box with a lip that had held up the board.