Monthly Archives: August 2013

Demos of Prototypes Smell Box and Sound Collection Modules

Nic showed us unit that could trigger smells which connects to Littlebits triggers. The box contained a strawberry its smell wafted by a fan, Nic has developed the box to be used with the Littlebits kit to diffuse various smells. … Continue reading

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Ideas on Tangible Programming

The projects examined in previous postsĀ had a lot of interesting concepts and ideas- this is a condensed list of them, with recommendations for future attempts. =============================================================== Squishy Circuits: Non-prescriptive medium. Unlike other ‘modular’ approaches which can only be fitted together … Continue reading

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3D printing

Reading University has a 3D printer, which we planned to use for this project. It uses ABS, which is durable and despite only being available in one colour,c an be relatively easily painted if necessary. The printer is compatible with … Continue reading

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MERL planning

Kate and I are planning to hold a preliminary sensory session with a group from Mencap at MERL in September. Hopefully this will be a good time to test out the audio prototype and some ideas planned for the Autumn … Continue reading

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Selecting sounds

A circuit has been designed around the ISD1820PY chips which allows up to 12 of them to be used in a single device. As mentioned in previous posts, the method of selecting which sound ‘file’ to play or record must … Continue reading

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Interaction test

Showing the sound quality and methods of recording/playback on the prototype. Still needs a better speaker and some batteries, as well as the selection method!

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Testing Little Bits Extended Kit

Tested LittleBits Extended Kit with two brothers I know with Aspergers (Jacob, 15, Adam 9/10). Both are very able and social but still struggle with attention span. Both were initially intrigued by the packaging and colourful bits but Adam found … Continue reading

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