Digital Tinkering – two toggles and a piezo

This mini project is a step further in the right direction, each of the toggles turns on a the piezo. I want the circuit to remain closed when the user has pushed the button therefore I will need to use maintained switches. This means it will stay in one state until actuated into a new one and... Continue Reading →

Digital Tinkering – Basic midi (buttons & piezo)

For the exhibition I want to create a small midi-controller to help demonstrate how the switch may work. For this I have used 8 button switches and a piezo. As the user presses each button the piezo plays a sound. The switch interrupts the flow if electricity, breaking the circuit when it is open. When... Continue Reading →

Arduino, MaxMSP & Modul8

This diagram illustrates how the project could potentially work. Arduino is a micro controller used for prototyping and will be used to control the toggle. MaxMSP is a visual programming environment used for multi-media and music, it will act as the interface between Arduino and Modul8. The user controls the visual / audio parameters by... Continue Reading →

Digital Tinkering – H-bridge

This week I have been looking at interesting ways for the users to interact with the videos. In the Arduino projects book, one example is a Zoetrope. Before, the first moving images were invented they used a tool called the Zoetrope. It created the illusion of motion. The original designs were spun with a cranking... Continue Reading →

Digital Tinkering – CapacitiveSensor

This week I have been working on concept developments, and even though I have not chosen a concept to develop further I shall exploring the different way's I can bring those interactive elements to life. The concept " " has a element that can be replicated by using a CapacitiveSensor in it's simplest form to... Continue Reading →

Digital Tinkering – Piezo

Project 04 This week I have followed another activity from the Arduino Projects Book. This project utilises a photoresistor that will be used to detect the amount of light across its surface, by moving a finger across the light will change the voltage on the analog pin and which determines what frequency the piezo plays.... Continue Reading →

Digital Tinkering – Sensor Time

This week I have introduced a analog output (tric-oloured LED) and photoresistors (changes its resistance depending on the amount of light that hits them.) Project 03 Using a tri-coloured LED and three photoresistors, I'll create something that will change colour smoothly depending upon external lighting conditions. This project didn't quite turn out as I expected,... Continue Reading →

Digital Tinkering – Error!

This week I have used the Arduino Project Book to help me learn and understand the language of coding in it's most basic form.  Project 02 A green LED will turn on when the button is pressed. When the Arduino receives a signal from the button, the green light will turn off and two red... Continue Reading →

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