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Inferential 3D Scanner with Goldfish

by on Oct.11, 2012, under Uncategorized

Project made for Kyle McDonald’s 3D Sensing and Visualization class, ITP Fall of 2012. By Deqing Sun and Tak Cheung.
This first class assignment, we were asked to build a 3D sensor from scratch. The concept came from brainstorming what devices are available to detect space. Off-the-shelf sensors like a laser range finders can gather distance and implementing this within a matrix we can create a set of 3D data. We thought sensory inputs are also inherent in every living organism too. There’s a lot we can do with that concept like putting a GPS collar on dogs. Using their travel paths to scan out pedestrian sidewalks over time. We chose goldfish as they’re conveniently swimming in a 3 dimensional medium and for their bright color it’ll be easy for our program/camera to pick them out.

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Touchable Objects

by on May.10, 2012, under Uncategorized


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Plinko Poetry

by on Apr.30, 2012, under Uncategorized

Plinko Poetry is a new interface for electronic poetic expression by Deqing Sun and Inessah Selditz, two Master’s Candidate students at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Drawing source text from current @nytimes and @FoxNews tweets, players can absurdly re-contextualize news headlines that are often overloaded with meaning. (continue reading…)

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Bluetooth tracker

by on Jan.27, 2012, under My gadgets

This is a position tracking system. This system communicates with people’s electronic devices via Bluetooth protocol. Then visualize people’s location on screen in real time. (continue reading…)

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AVR Studio on Mac OS

by on Nov.11, 2011, under Uncategorized

AVR studio is the official development tool for AVR chips. Users can focus on programming rather than Makefile or configuring the tool chain. Also both the hardware and software simulation function is powerful and it is the only way for us to use the debugging tools to troubleshoot in real environment.

This is a tutorial of using PlayOnMac to run the AVR studio in Mac OS. The software functions pretty well. I haven’t tested the connection of the programming tools. (continue reading…)

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Arduino harp

by on Nov.06, 2011, under My gadgets

Arduino has a built in function “tone()” to play sound. It is simple and efficient, while the only problem is the sound quality. The tone function uses square waves, which have only odd harmonics. This harp uses wavetable synthesizer to generate a 6-channel chord tone. The sound is controlled by the touch harp. (continue reading…)

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Arduino + Cloud

by on Oct.28, 2011, under Uncategorized

Deploy App Engine for Arduino’s data logging. (continue reading…)

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Debug Arduino with Proteus

by on Oct.17, 2011, under Uncategorized

Arduino is easy to use. But it may be hard to debug. Here is a simple tutorial of debugging it in Proteus.

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Acrylic business card

by on Oct.16, 2011, under Uncategorized

This business card has a transforming print in addition to the regular information.

When the card is tilted, the word in the right region will change.

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Library of Dandelion on Processing for Android

by on Oct.08, 2011, under Uncategorized

This library is based on Tom Igoe’s Btserial library, and his support.

The usage of this library is quite similar to that on PC/MAC. In this preliminary version, it will connect according the given number in its construction function. And connect to the paired device in the cell phone’s list according to the number. The rest is the same.
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