December 14, 2011 archive

(Final) Team Project: Rube Goldberg Machine

Team: Lawrence Baker Devon Dill Marisela Riveros Input switch #1: Round metal covers High gage wire Body: HP Printer Guitar Hero whammy bar Fretboard Internet router antenna Input switch #2: High gage wire Internet router antenna Round metal covers Ramp: Metal pannel 5 PC fans Car: Microsoft mouse Cabinet rail wheels 4 gage wires Plastic …

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Review: Morse Code Radio

Morse Code Radio

For our assignment on “Dead Technology”, I was lucky to find a perfect, little hand-held Magnavox radio. I was initially worried that it wouldn’t provide a lot of affordances for Scrapyard Challenge, as it is fairly simple, but it had such a nice form factor that I couldn’t not get it. At first I had …

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Review: In-Person Video Chat

LCD Chat Screen

Playing with the idea that many forms of modern technology have depersonalized the experience of communicating with others, I modified an LCD screen to allow for two people, sitting opposite one another at a table, to have a text-based chat session with other. The screen is (mostly) transparent, allowing for the users to see the …

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Airplane Office

I met this artist recently. Patrick Carrara is a Brooklyn artist who built office furniture with an airplane wing and screw propeller.