For class on October 15th, the homework is as follows:
-Finish your plush toy and create a formal presentation. Remember that there will be a special guest coming in for critiques. We will be queuing up before class so make sure your keynote presentation is uploaded to Dropbox if you have one. Your presentation should include the story behind your toy, and how you tackled the light diffusion challenge. Please direct your critique by highlighting aspects of your project on which you’d like feedback.
-Create a blog post showing your final plush toy as well as the story behind it, materials used and how you solved the diffusion problem. Also include what you would do differently if you had to do it again. Post to the blog by 10pm on Oct. 14th. Video optional but encouraged!
If you have multiple prototypes, bring them in to show your process.
If you want parts from Adafruit, email your requests to Becky (with product URLs) and she will put together a group order and bring it to PoD after work on Monday. You can also email her for circuit help.
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Marianna has the special LEDs I brought in for you guys, check with her to get some! If you need more switches or batteries, you can check out your local Radio Shack or order LEDs from SuperBrightLEDs.com, Adafruit, or elsewhere online. Order early if you are having anything shipped, so you have time to work and play with your materials!
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Next weeks assignment is to acquire supplies and materials for your plush night light project and begin working on it. Bring your materials and work-in-progress to class and be prepared to defend your story/concept/design to Allan!
Also post up your sketches and Arduino piezo experiment if you have not already.
-Becky (via Marianna)
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