Wooden fish is often used in rituals usually involving the recitation of sutras, or Buddhist texts. Merit-making is important to Buddhist practice, and it is a beneficial and protective force which accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts, or thoughts. People can earn merit through beating the wooden fish. This project is a fish-shaped electronic “wooden fish” made of acrylic panels. It needs a seven-segment display, and an Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board connected up to the Feather Huzzah ESP8266 wifi board. The top of the wooden fish will display my merit count. I can remotely beat the electronic “wooden fish” whenever I realize I have done something wrong, such as evading fares.
This project is a fish-shaped electronic wooden fish made of acrylic panels. The top of the wooden fish will show the number of times I tap it. Also, the number of taps and the sound of tapping are controlled by my phone. Whenever I realize that I have done something wrong, I can remotely tap the electronic wooden fish with my phone to accumulate merits.
Description for my project video: The video will consist of several scenes. The first scene is when I watch a video about subway fare evaders. During the second scene, I begin to think about how to avoid fares. The third scene is me sneaking to the subway station to try to avoid fares. And background music, the sound of wooden fish, fades in. The fourth scene is when I realize that this act is a mistake, so I pick up my phone to “tap the wooden fish”. The final scene is when the wooden fish in my room starts to sound and counts the number of times I have tapped it.
Hungry cat alarm: Since I worry about my cat if he didn’t have food on time, I will make a cat feeding alarm clock. I’ll laser cut a furious cat on a board, and install led lightbulbs on the board. The eyes of the furious cat turn red when it’s time to feed my cat. After feeding the stomach of the furious cat will be glowing orange warm light.
Thirty-day tracker : This project’s purpose is to keep track of whether I’ve managed to do each of the following three things every day for 30 days: enjoy one thing, eat at home, and get to bed on time. microcontroller board
Electronic Wooden Fish: Wooden fish often used in rituals usually involving the recitation of sutras, mantras, or other Buddhist texts. Sometimes, I occasionally make poor decisions or chuckle at hell jokes. What I will do is earn merit in the hopes that Buddha will forgive me. By using a touch to strike the Electronic Wooden Fish on the board. How many times I hit it will be recorded in the upper right corner. I want to make this board compact so I can carry it around in my pocket. If the touch counting function is not feasible, I will substitute a button for it. Another way is that I will 3D print a Wooden Fish and put a sound chip inside. When I tap the digital Wooden Fish on my phone, the 3D printed Wooden Fish will make a sound.
This is a character I made up: a creature with hairy eyes. Since it’s face looks too scary, Halloween is the greatest day to go out, and no one will be scared by it’s face. The reason I made it because the mask, which I got from the show,” Sleep no More”, the New York City production of an immersive work of theatre. The entire theater setting was dark when I was exploring the performance, and I was filled with a sense of unease similar to Cthulhu. I learned how to adjust the circuitry on hard surface like plastic, which is hard, I had to solder back and forth because of the position of the NeoPixel Sticks on the eyebrows. If I were to redo it, I would replace the fabric strips with a relatively stiffer material, making it more resemble an octopus’ legs, so that they have the feeling of rushing out of the eyes.
This is a character I made up: a creature with hairy eyes. Since it’s face looks too scary, Halloween is the greatest day to go out, and no one will be scared by it’s face. Its emotions are concealed by its mask, therefore it uses its colored eyebrows to show kindness.
My idea is to add two NeoPixel NeoPixel Jewels to the mask, and add some fabric under the mask as decoration. Shopping lists: Two NeoPixel Jewels Adafruit GEMMA or GEMMA M0 microcontroller Silicone coated stranded wire Soldering tools and supplies Various fabrics Cloth Tape/glue 19awg galvanized steel wire Scissors
2. The second idea is to add colored eyebrows to the mask, using 2 NeoPixel Sticks. Perhaps 2 NeoPixel Sticks could be wrapped from the arch bone to the cheekbone. Shopping lists: Ninjaflex filament in white, translucent, or glow-in-the-dark 2 NeoPixel Sticks The GEMMA M0 500Ah lipoly battery and charger Silicone coated wire in three colors Soldering tools and supplies Tape/glue Cloth Scissors
3. The third idea is to put decorative fabric under the mask and hide the led lights inside, just like the jellyfish earrings I made. Shopping lists: LED sequins Battery pack Various fabrics Cloth Tape/glue Scissors
This is a luminous jellyfish earring that can be used at parties and music festivals. Wearing jellyfish earrings can be noticed in the dark. For instance, it’s easy for people to get lost at raves, so if you and your companions were separated by the crowd, the luminous jellyfish earrings can help you and your friends to find each other.
I had originally intended to dye the cloth to resemble a jellyfish’s tentacles, but I later changed my mind and decided to use wool fabrics for the tentacles. I have used a sewing machine a year ago but I wasted a lot of thread. Thus, I made the decision to sew my plushy by hand. I discovered that it was difficult to hand-seal the fabric’s edges, so I tried a few various stitches until I finally kept the polyester inside of the plushy.
One of the challenges was taking pictures, because my cat kept wanting to play with my jellyfish earrings.
If I had time I would add more embroideries to the tentacles.