Reflection of Public Making Project

Reflection of Public Making Project

This blog is for the documentation of this collaborative project after displaying it in the late show 2019. Photo collection 0: preparation The preparation of our project was quite simpler than other groups. The most difficult part is hanging these two photos. Apart from collaboration, ‘for the public’ is another vital factor for this project. From the very beginning, we’ve been told to keep it as simple as possible. I found out it is quite right during the preparation of…

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Making the box and giving it tones

Making the box and giving it tones

After the tutorial with Tom, I’ve thought about making the box to a movable one so that people can explore it in a wider range of place. Then I checked the tone function in Arduino and composed the melody in the Arduino code.

Finished soldering and try out the circuits

Finished soldering and try out the circuits

We’ve built circuits with solar panels and small speakers, each of them has unique sound frequency. When we soldered the last three of them, it was so weird that the circuits do not work once we soldered them. Therefore we taped them instead of soldering. While it has the risk for their broken, we have to bring tools on the exhibition day.

PIR sensor circuits work

PIR sensor circuits work

I finally chose PIR sensor for the interaction, which detects movements. I used two PIR sensors to detect a certain area. In this area I set, any movement can trigger the ‘bad data’ to cover the images contain memory. I also thought that what if people just keep still for looking at images once they know how it works. Then I thought I need a factor to force people to move around. The noise would be a good choice, then…

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Adjustment of idea

Adjustment of idea

In the tutorial with Tom I talked about the confusion I faced, he suggested two solutions: one probably has a try on other types of data, which still based on the technique I’ve obtained; the other is to back to the beginning an start again, which requires a lot of time. I have not decided immediately. Anyway, it won’t be wrong to have a look at all the types of data available on Openweathermap (see figure 1). In doing so,…

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The idea for the project 3

The idea for the project 3

I was thinking about how to define a good or bad data when I started this project. From my point of view, it depends the situation and the purpose. I have no idea why but it seems like I always been attracted by the theme related to memory. Thus I tended to get start from ‘memory’. When connecting ‘data’ with ‘memory’, I thought of the archives. I suppose most people used to record their lives in the form of images….

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