Final project requirements and presentation schedule

Please post up your final project to the blog by 5pm the night before your presentation date. Please include:

  • A link to your published Instructable
  • Your video embedded/linked
  • Some photos
  • A brief description of your project’s purpose, function, form, construction, and future projections

Presentations (~20mins each) should include a live demo of your project, a video screening, tour through your process and final images by presenting your published Instructable, an explanation of what you learned from the experience, and how you could see the idea grow/change if it were taken further. There will be time for feedback, so please ask a few questions of the audience to direct the discussion.

December 5
Anna
Stephanie
Bart
Seona
–10 min break–
Wes
Hui
Yufei
Catherine

December 12
Pantea
Elvis
Felix & Ted
Shin Young
Victoria
–10 min break–
Leng
Helen
Sherry
Yuko

As a reminder, your final class dossiers are due on 12/19 (one week after our last class). They can be built around your Halloween costume or final project, it’s up to you. Don’t forget to email Alisha and me with the shareable (not private) dropbox link!

Video Review

Hi team,

Here are the transcribed notes for the videos we viewed in class today!

Effective

  • Shows product being used
  • diagram overlay
  • combining close-up shots (detail) with medium shots (context)
  • Shot composition
  • Shows software workflow
  • Leads viewer to where to find more information
  • Tripod to stabilize
  • Shoot during daytime -> diffused lighting
  • Establishing shot
  • Giving/restricting “personality” of characters/objects
  • Surprise and humor
  • Music changes to fit theme

Distracting

  • Over-the-top acting
  • Too slow/fast
  • Hands shaking
  • Background noise / poor audio
  • Irrelevant music
  • Extraneous b-roll
  • Too long
  • Too much motion

Week 12 Homework

Playlist of videos from class today

Great job on your project brainstorms and wifi work, folks! For homework over Thanksgiving, you should build a prototype circuit for your project, and continue developing its final form and code. Don’t forget to take in-process photos and video! Many of you have two parallel development tasks (form and function)– don’t put off any unknown part of your project! The sooner you uncover the unknown parts of your project, the sooner the finish line will be in sight. Please feel free to schedule a 1-1 with me if you need one, or email with any type of questions.

Write an outline for your project tutorial, including an introductory paragraph describing the use case, a materials/tools list, and single sentences describing each likely step. If you are able, write more by fleshing out each step with instructions. Please write with complete sentences (except your materials/tools list) and do your best with grammar and punctuation.

Draft up your instructions into an Instructable (do not publish it yet), including any process photos that are ready. I have composed a sample draft to help guide you (you must be logged in to view).

Week 11 Homework

For homework this week, please complete the remaining lessons in the Internet of Things Class:

Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6

and create the following for your final project (select your idea by Friday):
-Bill of Materials (BOM) (list of components and parts)
-Circuit diagram (You may enjoy using Fritzing for this, since it allows you to add libraries of components unlike Tinkercad Circuits, but a drawing is also acceptable)

Please make a blog post with video or photo evidence of your lesson completion, and your proposed BOM and circuit diagram for your project. Due 5pm Tuesday 11/19.

You may want to work on this in Jingting’s Arduino help session 11/15 3-5 pm in the south classroom.

Week 8 Homework and NYC’s 45th Annual Village Halloween Parade

For homework, please finish building your Halloween costumes. Don’t forget to take photos and video of the process. Post up some progress photos for your homework blog post, due by 10/30 at 8pm.

In class on 10/31, we will get into costume and have a rehearsal for the parade including a small “last looks” critique, and take some photos. Hopefully any necessary last-minute adjustments can be identified during class and completed right after.

In the evening, let’s march in The Village Halloween Parade this year! Fitting that the 2018 theme is “I am a robot!”

#nychalloween #nycostume #halloweenparade

We’ll be departing PoD at 6pm on 10/31.

Those of us who can will take the 1 train from 23rd st/ 7th ave to Canal Street.

If your costume doesn’t fit on the train (I’m looking at you, Tetris blocks!), take a large car service/taxi and meet us at Varick Street and Canal Street.

Once together as a group, we’ll proceed to the parade entrance at Canal Street and 6th Ave.

The parade proceeds up 6th Ave and ends around 16th-18th street. At that point it’s easy to walk the rest of the way back to PoD or go on about your merry evening. We should be done walking by 8-9pm.

Some tips for having the best time possible:
-eat beforehand
-wear comfortable shoes
-prepare for cold weather with thick socks and an underlayer or other way to make your costume warm (gloves, scarf, hat)
-bring a bag, utility belt, etc. and carry some water and extra batteries for your costume.
-practice your dance moves in-costume in front of a mirror