Joey’s Final Project Step 2

“Really” challenge

Nowadays, people are living in the machine world. AI comes to appear. people’s mind is easily influenced by machine. Because, they think machine is always right. My work is about fake lie detector. When people are asked some questions, the third person can use phone to control it secretly. If people are easily affected by machine, they will change the their true mind.

Coding direction .

Draft Tutorial

Step 1: prepare for material.

Step2: make coding

Step3:  assemble togther

Step4: design Logo and test paper

Step5: passerby test and make video

Wen and Baoqi’s Final Project Update

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We decided to use a microphone to detect the public speaker’s volume and visualize the volume information by NeoPixel which can be served as a reminder for the speaker to use proper volume when they give speeches.


Classroom (Pod)/ Public Space (As Installation)


Giving Presentation/ Rehearsal/ Practicing/ Party


The NeoPixel will give speaker real-time feedback on their volume and voice visualization, and after the speech, the speaker can check their volume history on their phone which is able to help them improve for next time.

At the same time we were thinking about whether we could hang the whole installation, so that it would give the speaker real time feedback and it would hang on the wall as a work of art.


We use Rhino to make the 3D model.
And then we put the model into the real background to see the effect.

Bill List:


Electret Microphone Amplifier – MAX4466 with Adjustable Gain

Electret Microphone Amplifier - MAX4466 with Adjustable Gain

Mini Illuminated Momentary Pushbutton – Blue Power Symbol

Mini Illuminated Momentary Pushbutton - Blue Power Symbol

TBD: Adafruit Accessories Mini 8×8 white LED Matrix(maybe larger)

Frosted acrylic light diffusion tube


We’ve thought about a lot of ways to interact, and we’re going to do a follow-up experiment this week when we get the material together.

1.Lights flicker like flames to show volume

2.The light changes color with the volume of the sound (for example: the volume is small blue, and the light becomes red as the volume increases)

3.Simulate the curve of sound wave to change the position of light

Amplitude waves. Music sound voice wave. Dynamic equalizer

Danna’s Final Project Update 2




  • Classical music
  • View from afar and it gets closer
  • View from different angles (outside)
  • Music gets louder
  • Person goes inside
  • Animal sounds turn on
  • Lights turn on
  • Short views from all around
  • Camera goes crazy
  • Pitch black
  • Classical music
  • Shorts sentences explaining how much trash goes into the sea because of us
  • Sentence explaining what we can do to help
  • Special thanks (credits)


  • Circuit
  • Final design
  • Finalize material selection (buy them)

Danica’s final project work in progress

Google Doc link:

Instructable link:(haven’t yet, also is the content different from the google doc?)

Video draft:

First show the Time-lapse photography of the building. Record the building process when I put the plywood on the wall and glue acrylic on.

And then showing one person working anxiously in PoD, and then attracts to the new installation on the wall and want to try it. He or she goes to the wall and I will film the interactions in different angles. The scene will include first person moving fingers and then finger close-up shoot. Then the close up of the light and color changes along with the sound. Then the camera comes back to his or her relaxing and happy face.

After 30 seconds of showing the process, he or she comes back to the seat and other people are attracted to try the mediation wall.

-the end-

Things I want to work on:

The circuit and code. I want to make the the led light up and off slowly. I try to find some code, but have not figure out how it work yet.

Bethany’s Week 12 HW

Here is the first draft of my instructions for the Instructable. I am having some trouble with my Instructables account, so I haven’t been able to upload that draft yet but here is my Google Doc:

Here is my circuit design. I haven’t received by display, so I don’t have a working circuit yet.

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 (final, in progress, sketches)
  • 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 if possible, 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 11
Bi & Zhenxuan
– 10 minute break –

December 13 (Friday)
Baoqi & Wen
– 10 minute break –

As a reminder, your final class dossiers are due on 12/18 (last day to submit grades) and required for a passing grade, so don’t be late. They can be built around your Halloween costume or final project, it’s up to you.

Week 12 Homework

Great job on your project brainstorms and wifi work, folks! For homework this week, 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! It’s unacceptable to say “I couldn’t do X because Y had to be complete first”. 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. Work in a Google Doc at first, since we’ll use it next class for peer-review.

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 Instructables to view this unpublished preview).

Next class we will have a peer-supported writing workshop, work time, and 1-1 meetings. In preparation, please make a blog post (Works in Progress/Proposals category, due 5pm Nov 26) containing the following:

  • Link to Google Doc version of your draft tutorial
  • Link to your draft Instructable (get this from your Drafts page by right-clicking on the project thumbnail)
  • Description and/or storyboard for your project video
  • Your circuit prototype/parts needed to work in class
Continue reading “Week 12 Homework”

Yufeng’s Final Project Update

Layers Example

Different layers to express the depth of view.

Bill Of Materials

  1. Arduino Huzzah Board
  2. NeoPixels
  3. Motion Sensor (PIR, for the sound when people passing by)
  4. Speaker (For thee sound of nature, such as birds)
  5. Battery
  6. Stranded wire
  7. Switch
  8. Different types of layers ( transparent plastic, thin wood chip, cotton,etc)For diffusion and view depth.