Physical Computing Studio

CMU | Spring 2016 | 48-390


February 2016

Project 2: ‘Einstein, Gravity & 101 years’ – E. O’Neill

  ‘Einstein, Gravity & 101 years’ Initial seeds’ and direction of Einstein, Gravity & 101 years (E.G.101.Y) grew from my search for an elemental physical action that creates an under appreciated or surprising response and sound. Technologies involved include: Processing programing… Continue Reading →

Project 2: Bike Buddy – Joseph Paetz

Video Overview Bike Buddy is a bike computer that uses sound to generate its data. Made using minimal components, Bike Buddy uses a simple contact mic that plugs directly into your phone for maximum convenience. Inspiration I bike a lot, and… Continue Reading →

Project #2: Water Flow

(Work in progress) Have you ever cooked something that required multiple cups of water? What normally happens is you need to use the sink and guesstimate or bring a measuring tool to make measure one cup at a time. Well

Project 2: HandGlovePuppetThing – L.Valley

To say the least, my project went through a few iterations. What started as a sound generating glove mechanism turned into a gestural puppet controller. Video (that will be replaced with better video shortly):   Idea genesis: This project began with… Continue Reading →

Project 2 – Sound – Daniel Campos Zamora

Video Inspiration At first I wanted to have this exist out in the world, preferably out over one of the rivers. But due to the scope of the project, the time we had and some technical issues, I scaled it… Continue Reading →

Project 1: Polar Cleaner

  This creation combines the complexity of physical mechanisms and electronics while following the inputs of a camera. Our main goal was to have the polar system to find all the dirty areas on the whiteboard with a camera and… Continue Reading →

PROJECT 2 – Sensor [Documentation]

OBJECTIVE Make a blog post documenting your project. DELIVERABLES A 30-60 second video of your project in action A (well-linked) writeup of your design process, including: The genesis of your idea The technologies used to make it happen Diagrams, photos, and… Continue Reading →

Project1: Whiteboard Cleaning Bot (OpenCV and step motor function part)

For the project 1. We adapted Computer Vision and Image Processing techniques to detect the marks on board. To make use of an external webcam, I installed imagesnap on OS X. You can install it through Homebrew or other package… Continue Reading →


Abstract The AlgoBot is a wheeled robot that draws an algorithmic pattern with dry erase markers. The prototype is based on the design of an industrial CNC machine. Using a gantry system for movement in the x-direction and custom cut… Continue Reading →

Photon: Compiling Locally

If you’ve developed code for the photon, you know how annoying the necessity to develop and compile code in the “particle cloud.” Every time you have to make a change, you have to: upload your code wait for it to… Continue Reading →

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