Greg Dorsainville

Living the Science Life

Category / PCOMP

May 13, 2011

[PCOMP] Media Controller Documentation

The team Zane Brzezinski, Seth Hamlin and I constructed a device that when you put on a wrist cuff, and play with a rubix cube, it alters a processing sketch. The processing sketch is a mimim visualization that plays tones (mp3’s) orchestrated by zane. The orientation of the wrist band is measured by an accelerometer which …

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May 13, 2011

[PCOMP]: koolkster documentation

This spring for our Physical Computer final, Zane Brzezinski, Seth Hamlin and I sought to use the varied knowledge we have accumulated this semester and attempt to realize Seth’s dream of creating a device that could change the relationship a waiter has with their customers. Call it a koolkster, call it krazykoaster, the quail, or …

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March 9, 2011

[pcomp] watching people swipe to get onto the subway

No one knows how to use the MTA swipe entry. It is amazing to me how often i find myself behind people who have no clue how the card needs to be aligned or how it actually works. It is strange considering so many people use credit card swipes for purchasing products and getting their …

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March 2, 2011

[pcomp] lab 5: sound and servo

i’ve got to say, making sounds out of that little speaker was ridiculously fun. as was moving a servo.  i think it’s time to think of making very fun r2d2 like bleeps for my next project. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/20565359[/vimeo]

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February 23, 2011

[PCOMP] Lab four and soldering

Soldering is so close to soldiering as in soldiering on despite taking on fire and casualties. like my fingers, and my workbench, and quite possibly my lungs! I tried creating my own dc jack and i t hink i am missing something about how to solder. Even drilling in a set of my own helping hands …

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February 16, 2011

[pcomp] fantasy machine

I like the idea of pieces that can dynamically change resolution based on some kind of mechanical manipulation. The hoberman sphere, that shrinking ball game from when i was younger has a unique organic movement i have always been intrigued with. I wonder what it would look like if i took that expanding/compressing movement and …

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February 16, 2011

[Pcomp] week 2, analog

So far, one aspect of circuits that has surprised is how complicated they can be for seemingly simple programs. Take for example how straightfoward a potentiometer with one LED is, while how more intricate an analog circuit is with two LED’s and two analog inputs running in parallel. The println and serial monitor is especially …

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February 2, 2011

Pcomp Lab One AND Two

After much scanning and refitting, and with a little help from the Rory Nugent, my digital switch came to life after the LED’s were placed correctly. Apparently, some electrician came up with the idea that the long end goes with the power. Lesson learned electricity, lesson learned. Let there be very small contained light: [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/19468238[/vimeo]

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