For the final prototype, I returned to the original idea of recreating a misty forest scenery. Hand sewing the first prototype (Albert the monster) actually helped me come up with this idea for my pillow:
So let’s go ahead and do it!
I. SEWING IS FUN
1/ Choose the composition for each layer of silk
2/ Sew them in and layer them on top of each other
3/ Use another piece of black felt for the back of the pillow
4/ Layer them in this order to make sure when you flip it inside out,
it will create the fading effect of the layers with the black sheet on the backside.
(I had to undo it because I layered it wrong)
5/ Sew 3 sides together and trim off the extra seam
Above is the seam allowance I ended up with (1/2″).
I wanted to trim more, but I was afraid it will tear off, so I kept it around half an inch.
And as you might not have noticed, I
6/ Stuff(ed) the fibrefill in
II. LIGHTING IS A BIT CONFUSING
7/ I soldered these (one with 1K Ohm resistor and the other none)
to make sure one light is much brighter than the other.
8/ The one without a resistor became very hot,
so I unsoldered it and change it to a 220 Ohm resistor.
9/ Don’t forget heat-shrink tubing in all your joints
(I did and had to unsolder it again…)
10/ Solder the wires to this battery pack:
Blue (of both LED) wires to black (of battery)
Black (of both LED) wires to red (of battery)
11/ Sew shut the last side of the pillow
And there was light.
This is the original inspiration for my design:
And sorry for long post, here’s a Dark kNight potato:
In this project, I used PIR (A passive infrared sensor) motion sensor to calculate your shower time. This is connected to an Arduino Wifi board that is inside of a clear acrylic case. The duration of your shower will be measured based on your motion and the shower record will be stored Adafruit.io and notify you through your email/SMS/twitter account through the IFTTT.com. I have chosen to use SMS as my report method, but I can utilize many other options like. Instead of an Arduino Uno, I only used Arduino Wifi board called, adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266, to fit and run every component in this motion glass.
For this project, I had to set up the sequence to activate the timer and send the information to myself to remind me that I should save water by taking a shorter shower!
Here is link to my video: https://vimeo.com/195457060
Here is link to my instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Glass/
I created the location-food clock as a way to notify my mom about where I am and whether or not I have eaten the appropriate meals for the day. It uses the location from my smartphone and turns the clock hands to one of three positions: Home, School or Elsewhere. The hands of the clock have three lights accounting for the three meals of the day. Whenever I have a meal, I press a button on my phone (using the IFTTT app) and the appropriate lamp lights up. At the end of the day, if all three lights are on, my mom would be relieved and happy to know that I have had food throughout the day. At midnight (my local time), the lights would all turn off.
Here is a link to my instructable post.
This is my version of the WORD CLOCK that uses Neopixels and Real Time Clock Module.
It changes the time every 5 mins and shows different colors at different times of the day.
This is a simple yet elegant clock to gift to someone or have it on your desk.
It is extremely simple to make.
Checkout my Instructable
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If you have ever climbed or bouldered before, you know how much fun and addictive it is. With V+ I decided to add interaction through the use of LED lights which have been programmed to display different levels of climbing through the use of the Bluetooth LE Module from adafruit. Through the Adafruit Bluefruit LE Connect App, anyone can choose the level they wish to try. This first prototype of the wall is currently installed at the PoD Gallery at SVA, it will be up until January 10th 2017. Come visit!
For a peak into the making process for this prototype please visit the Instructable page. The process was long, but this was a super fun piece to make. From mold-making the holds, to doing the circuitry, it was worth the time and effort, specially now that I can climb it.
I am specially excited about finding a permanent place for the wall at PoD. Climbing is very fun, and good for taking a break and de-stress.
Thank you to my classmates and our awesome professor Becky Stern for a wonderful class this semester.