Physical Computing Studio

CMU | Spring 2016 | 48-390


Looking Outwards

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 →

Looking Outwards: C3D4

EXPLAINED: A sumo robot who uses extreme speed to knock its opponent out of the ring. CHOSEN: I chose this robot because it has very good documentation and because it is one of the many sumo bots that use extreme speed… Continue Reading →

Looking Outwards: Autonomous Sumo Combat Robot with Pneumatic Flipper

EXPLAINED: A sumo robot that uses a flipper to help get its opponents out of the ring. CHOSEN: I chose this robot because it is one of the few small sumo robots to use an attack besides ramming to get their opponent… Continue Reading →

Looking Outwards: Moon Arts

The Moon Drawings Project is an initiative by the CMU based Moon Arts Team that will use a rover to draw pictures on the moon.   Chosen: Unlike the other two drawing machines, I chose this piece due to it’s deeper… Continue Reading →

Looking Outward: Harvey Moon

Explained: Using an actuator based reel system, artist Harvey Moon is able to draw complex images with this machine.   Chosen: Like the first piece I chose, I loved how this drawing machine uses simple motion to create dynamic results…. Continue Reading →

Looking Outward: Lelah Mehran

Intro: I recently went to a show opening at the Miller Gallery by the name of “Maximum Minimum In Unum.” One of the pieces displayed was “Entropic Order” by Laleh Mehran. Explained: In this work, a pendulum-like device is… Continue Reading →

Looking Outwards: Parallax Sumo Bots

    Explained: A complete kit sold by Parallax at $135 for one, and $225 for a complete kit. It uses BASIC Stamp control boards and comes equipped with servos, QTI line sensors, and other components all mounted on an aluminum… Continue Reading →

Looking Outwards: Polar Arm with Arduino

Polar Arm with Arduino Created by Alessandro G. EXPLAINED: A way of drawing inputted data with high accuracy on paper with a swivel polar arm creation CHOSEN: This project was chosen because it could be modified to clean a whiteboard table in designated… Continue Reading →

Looking Outwards: Cleaning Bot

5RNP EXPLAINED: A drawing robot exhibition which gathering visitors’ portrait based on image processing. CHOSEN: This project is a good example as a combination of art and technology. Which gives the robots a different charm. And the usage of computer vision… Continue Reading →

Looking Outward: DrawBot

                                                        EXPLAINED: The arduino-based drawing robot has a marker that it controls through… Continue Reading →

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