Friday, December 14, 2018

Semester Conclusion Post

During the last few weeks of this semester I was really able to spend some time with my equipment and experiment with many different configurations for my final project. I am excited to be taking this class again next semester, but I intend to utilize Thomas and the advanced students much more this time. Finding clear and concise explanations can be very difficult for technological issues. Having an instructor around to point out your small mistakes so that you stop making them is invaluable.
Expanding on my final project, I will be doing more research into the material graphene and how it can push my concept even further. My goal is to conceive of a way to incorporate vibration motors that respond to proximity sensors into the graphene material to form a suit. This suit could theoretically be worn by the visually impaired in order to give them more fluid mobility. When approaching a mass only the specific sensors affected by the location of the mass will be triggered, allowing the user to know where an object is without having to make contact with it. I will be fleshing this idea out more over break.
Overall, I feel I've learned some very valuable lessons this semester and am looking forward to expanding my skills next semester!

Final Blog Post

https://www.instructables.com/id/Proximity-Sensing-Hat/

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Prototype

Controlling the Brightness of an LED using an IR Proximity Sensor




http://www.theorycircuit.com/proximity-gp2y0a21yk-distance-sensor-with-arduino/




Sunday, October 21, 2018

Week 8

Week 8

  • Arduino Tutorials and Relay Lab






     

Final Project Proposal

Final Project Proposal




  •  Estimated Overall Cost = $45
    • Proximity Sensor (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8958)
    • Vibration Motor (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8449)
    • Touch Sensor (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8776)
    • Beanie (local)
    • Waterproofing (local)

  • Next Steps:
    • IR proximity sensor research, vs sonar and distance variations
    • Purchase components
    • Breadboarding exercise with IR proximity sensor (https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Distance-Sensors/)
    • Arduino code

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hardware Order

Final Project Hardware List: 

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8958

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8449

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8776

Experiment Hardware List:

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11574



Sunday, October 14, 2018

Week 7

Final Wearable Project and Sensor Research:


Using a temperature sensor to measure body temperature and notify the
user of their status through LEDs in a necklace. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit,
the average normal body temperature, will be displayed at bright green.
A 1 degree variation is considered normal when performing daily
activities, however to monitor these changes the light will change to
yellow. If the temperature is 3-5 degrees above 98.6 degrees fahrenheit
it shows signs of fighting off an infection, and will be displayed at red. 

Progress on Noise Machine Re-submission:

 
Salvaging more parts, mainly speakers. Using new touchpoints
like furniture bolts and pen tips. Redesigning interface.

Goals for Week 8:


Purchase surface thermometer and record temperature changes on
area where the sensor would hang on the chest. Purchase temperature
and rain sensors. Solder and test noise machine re-submission.

Semester Conclusion Post

During the last few weeks of this semester I was really able to spend some time with my equipment and experiment with many different config...