Category: Student Work

(Final) Atari Blender

Materials: Dead tech: Atari 2600 Paddle control (1972) Osterizer Blender 8 speeds Purchased on or about 2002 For this project we had to repurpose a dead tech. Our deadline changed and I decided to do a hack that I could tackle. I don’t have much of a background on electronics, other than building very simple …

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Final Project : Taste of Email

Final project Lost Tech / Found Tech : Taste of Email  As we are in the digital age when everything is transformed in the screen. Hence we miss some other senses we had with objects as we used to have before. When I think of something ordinary that I do everyday like email, I would want to revive …

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Assignment 1: Low Tech / Rube Goldberg Machine

Assignment 1: Low Tech / Rube Goldberg Machine Balls by Parinot and WenChing Around two weeks before the presentation, we started a new project with a new group. I and WenChing started to pick up some trash from the 4th floor of 66 W building. We found an apple desktop and a power supply. We …

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Final Post, Project reviews

First Project: I worked with Lain and the other Liz (as I endearingly call her) to create a part of the class Rube Goldberg Machine. We came together with lots of different types of junk including: a printer, a garage band drum set, blender, hotplate, lamp, and i think a keyboard. Non of us had …

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mp3 player 8 track final

My project was focused on bringing back dead sounds or sounds that are no long in use, like the sound of a rotary phone. So I set out to create an mp3 player incased in an old 8 track housing. The mp3 player was to contain 8 tracks of music and the music would be …

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Larry’s Final Two

For my second major project, the midterm, I took apart a fax machine. The theme being dead tech I was very lucky to find a device which is set to go the way of the dodo soon. Email and other electronic communication standards were the death of the fax machine. While taking it apart I …

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Final Project

Project 3 – Final | Lost & Found Tech For my final project I had to work with the idea of “Lost and Found” tech; technology that was almost forgotten. I took this to mean lost techniques too because calligraphy based projects were mentioned at one point and those seemed OK and I figured that …

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(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

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

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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