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Monthly Archives: October 2008


30-Oct-08 | 24,573 views Special thanks to Adi, Bryan and Lina! It’ll be a great film!

UPDATED: Pcom lab catch up and GO OUT

29-Oct-08 | 4,850 views

The transister lab looks fun because I like these DC motors since young. They have a unique smell while spinning really fast. In my impression they could work very well with just 2 AA battery (3V) in a toy car, so I’m curious about how would it be with 9 or 12V. First I hooked […]

CUBE was not built/burnt in a day

22-Oct-08 | 6,206 views

ACT 0: BRAINSTORMING THE CUBE ACT 1: ARDUINO ONLY SOUND ANALYSIS pcom midterm: microphone + arduino beat detection from Leejay Xia on Vimeo. pcom midterm: mircophone + arduinobeat detection log from Leejay Xia on Vimeo. ACT 2: THE MACHANICS pcom midterm: the skeleton from Leejay Xia on Vimeo. ACT 3: IT WORKED!!! pcom midterm: rhythm […]

Visualizing Smell: filter, represent, refine and interact

21-Oct-08 | 14,361 views

It had been an intense week for p-com so my visualizing piece is not a finished work yet. Here’s what I’ve done from last week for visualizing the smell: Filter In my case I don’t really need all data of the gradient field pixel by pixel since I’m just gonna draw the contour lines for […]

Response to Understanding Media

16-Oct-08 | 12,621 views

I was usually slow in reading assignment not only because I read really slowly but also that it’s so easy to get me distracted from reading a book especialy while the laptop is on (for looking up words in the dictionary! seriously!). There was a fantastic stop motion animation which perfectly described my situation and […]

Visualizing Smell: Acquire and Parse

15-Oct-08 | 7,943 views

I spent the whole afternoon today writing some very ugly codes to extract the space gradient and larvae path data from the original xml file and it’s almost done. I’m now able to sketch with the raw data and have my own first visual impression on the data: Next steps: Performance!!! current performance is too […]

PCom Update: multiple serial input

15-Oct-08 | 3,473 views

I’ve been mostly working on viz class and pcom mid term over the weekend. One big thing is I once made the eight-buck-deal RF Link work in the studio, but never succeeded in testing again since I went back to the dorm. I used software serial library to utilize digital pins as serial input/output and […]


08-Oct-08 | 16,606 views

Panda Attack!!! Thanks Emily! UPDATE: Story board! UPDATE 2: pandemonium |ˌpandəˈmōnēəm| noun wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar : pandemonium broke out. ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: modern Latin (denoting the place of all demons, in Milton’s Paradise Lost), from pan- [all] + Greek daimōn ‘demon.’ UPDATE 3: tweezers |ˈtwēzərz| plural noun (also a pair […]

PCom: Serial Input in Processing

08-Oct-08 | 4,746 views

I do enjoy the force sensor I got in week 5′s application class so I’ll definitely use it more in the assignment! First I revisited the processing codes I wrote for week 2, which now seems to be a total mess. I didn’t know about the serialEvent callback then so I parsed the serial input […]

Scent visualization preparation

07-Oct-08 | 19,653 views

Just spent a whole afternoon browsing for different visualizations and to my surprise I didn’t find many cases directly dealing with the smell. This week’s case is to visualize the data collected in an experiment by Dr. Vosshall’s research group on the navigation of genetically modified drosophila larvae through an odor field. It started to […]