Greg Dorsainville

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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 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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January 30, 2011

Pcomp 2011

Go here to read my adventures in pcomp The second semester, spring 2011, of my ITP experience, i took Physical Computing led by Rory Nugent. These are my stories. Some LED’s and breadboards actual names were changed in order to ground them.

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