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Category Archives: Sociable Objects Workshop

Communication Setup for Blinded

15-May-10 | 19,907 views

Li and I worked on a group of robotic/kinetic creatures to create an ironic and self-balanced networked system called Blinded. A very detailed documentation of the construction iterations are up on Li’s website, so I’ll just write a bit about the communication between the creatures. For the first iteration we had only one creature fully […]

Imaginary Sociable Objects

23-Mar-10 | 20,374 views

Nanorobots! Click to read more about Local Network for Group Intelligence (a collaboration with Adi Marom)

Face Reader

23-Mar-10 | 13,844 views

Think of a question you have about the world, the simpler the better. Create an experiment that seeks the answer. Design a pilot study that includes gathering data. Consider having a control group and an experimental group to compare. User your data to try and see something that might be invisible to the casual observer. […]

Sensor Network: Data Logging and Visualization

01-Mar-10 | 28,016 views

I’m working with Sebastian and Michael as “visualization” team for the sensor network assignment for this week’s Sociable Objects Workshop. It’s very challenging for the whole class to work on one single project, but so far it went on pretty well. Tasks are split and assigned and we also find ways to work with dependencies […]

Using XBee Without Arduino

26-Feb-10 | 31,295 views

I worked with Adi on the “Romantic Lighting Sensor” Lab for Sociable Objects Workshop. Since we do not have a photo cell at hand, we just used a normal potentiometer as the remote sensor. The code is from Rob Faludi’s course code sample page. We had some problem at first with the receiver side and […]

Sociable Objects: a nap doorbell

15-Feb-10 | 3,468 views

Nap doorbells are designed for nappers. They will not actually ring and wake you up unless it is a real emergency. This project is developed in collaboration with Adi and Asli. Doorbell for insistent visitors from My Journey on Vimeo. Switch Code 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738int BUTTON = 2; int GREEN = 12; int RED = 13; void […]