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Driving a stepper motor with an ATTiny85

Tim Sunerton is currently a student in the Art Dept at The University of Reading and wanted to power a number of roller blinds with motors so that they would move up and down. He had already produced one which moved the blind … Continue reading

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Visual Programming for Arduino

ModKit have produced a visual programming environment for Arduino devices, based heavily upon the Scratch project at MIT. The ModKit Micro IDE uses the Scratch drag and drop interface for assembling simple programs which can be directly uploaded to the Arduino … Continue reading

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Sensory Labels

We had our showcase events last week at the British Museum in London, where our group of co-researchers from the Tower Project demonstrated their multisensory ‘labels’ to the public. The response from the public was excellent, and the group did a … Continue reading

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Preview of new multisensory cushion controller

Here is a preview of new version of the multisensory cushion controller box. Unlike the previous version, which used an Arduino Uno and Adafruit Waveshield, this one uses a Lilypad MP3 player and is powered by a LIPO battery (not shown … Continue reading

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Photo Engraving for Sensory Labels

We have been experimenting a little more with the laser cutter and tried out a variety of settings for engraving photographic images. The early attempts were either too dark or had poor image resolution, and it turns out that the … Continue reading

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More Engravings for the Boxes using the Laser Cutter

A few of the original engravings didn’t turn out as well as we’d hoped, mostly because the line drawing were too thin or too light, so didn’t convert well to 1-bit images. We asked the group members to do the drawings … Continue reading

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Prototype Sensory Boxes for the British Museum Collection

Each of our co-researchers from Tower Hamlets was given the task of drawing their favourite (or preferred) object from the enlightenment gallery at the British Museum. The drawing was to be kept simple, as we wanted to engrave each one onto … Continue reading

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