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.
I have always been fascinated with how orbital physics work. When I heard about Newton’s Cannonball, it really made my … More
Having designed the physical components of the drawing machine, I began to consider how to create a meaningful interface for … More
Exploring the relationship between the digital and physical has become a primary theme of my time at ITP. The digitization of … More
My interest in animation has always had a strong focus on motion graphics. My appreciation in cinema developed at around … More
For my final project, I’ve decided to continue with the idea of a drawing machine, but with a slightly different … More
I’m beginning to work with data pulled in from cameras and images. Slit-scan photography is an ongoing interest of mine … More
Feast your eyes on this super basic walk cycle of a lumbering bathroom man. Done as an exercise in After … More
This week, we worked a little bit with external data that we could use for data visualizations. I was snooping … More
The key takeaway from this week’s assignment: stop-motion animation is hard.
The drawing machine I’m working on still only can make dots, so I need to create an algorithm that can … More
The idea of a CNC plotter has always been an interest of mine. The first plotter I actually encountered was … More
Iterating on the previous Orbiting Bodies sketches I had made, I tried to see if there was a more interesting way to display the movement of the particles. What I ended up with, was a grid of circles that respond to the proximity to the particles.
Through some solid team collaboration and a lot of hard work, we managed to pull together a little glimpse into the life of a great designer and maker.
There were a lot of lessons I took away from this assignment, but I think the main one was to … More
This last week we learned a few things that made me reconsider how I might be able to improve older … More
In class this week, we were challenged to fabricate something that made use of two different materials, and neither could … More
Our assignment this week was to create a p5 sketch that incorporates an algorithmic design and an interface device. Max Horwich, … More
For once, I decided to try and combine my physical computing assignment and fabrication assignment. Using what I learned in … More