3D modeling is tedious work. Creating the volumes, texturing the surfaces, laying out and testing the lights is all time-consuming, and rendering can eat up hours just for a single frame. What if it didn’t have to be that way?
After coordinating with our “clients” (Roland, Kellee, and Sandy) Vidia and I focused on building a 1:5 scale model that … More
REST(REpresentational State Transfer) is a style to be adhered to when creating web services. My partner, Vidia, and I are … More
How can haptic feedback be used to improve our lives? How might it affect our health and our relationship with … More
Over the course of a weekend, I received a crash course in haptic interactions. As a part of that experience, … More
What is brutalist architecture? What are the key features that make a building brutalist? How does brutalist architecture look from the perspective of a neural network? Ultimately, the answers I found were focused more on what features a “brutalist architecture” picture has.
Using Wireshark, I monitored my home internet traffic over a 10 hour period of time. There were definitely some interesting … More
Here’s how to set up a virtual environment that can be used for all kinds of Python applications. This specifically solved my problem of being unable to install TensorFlow after I mistakenly upgraded my Python to 3.7.
As an update to the previous post about trace routing some websites, I found out that a good deal of … More
In better understanding how our devices are connected to the internet, I will share the traceroutes that I have performed on some of the websites that I regularly visit.
Our first assignment was to create a controller for a game created by our instructor Tom Igoe. Tom’s game uses … More
So begins my second year at ITP. Yes, there are some loose ends that need to be wrapped from the … More
One of the compelling aspects of this assignment was the potential for new technologies to intersect with newly antiquated technologies. … More
I built the first moving prototype of my Digital Fern Branch (tentative title), or as my instructor likes to call … More
Syringes can double as hydraulic cylinders! This is a mockup using cardboard as a proof of concept. One potential problem … More
What if there was a computer program that could make sandwich recommendations powered using a neural network? This is what I have made.
For my XYZ and Nature of Code final, I propose to make a robotic fern that will adapt and reposition … More
In considering the direction I want to take for my final project in XYZ, the class I’m taking that is … More
I was really impressed with the Axidraw once I was able to get it running. Its movements are very precise … More
A lot of precision controlled elements in the world are moved using stepper motors. Stepper motors are pretty complicated when compared to simple DC motors. This complexity is where their precision originates. And in order control something that is complex, you need a controller that is also complex: an H-bridge circuit board.