Physical Computing Studio

CMU | Spring 2016 | 48-390



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 →

PROJECT 2 – Sensor [Part 1]

OBJECTIVE Make a sensor from a microphone that measures/detects an environmental condition that is not an audio source. You must convert some other physical energy (displacement, light, electricity, heat) to sound to be sensed by your microphone : DETAILS The first week… Continue Reading →

Project 1 – Sumo Bots

Process     Abstract Sumo Bots are a pair of miniature robots looking to wipe the opponent out of a small arena. Inspired by a conglomerate of robots that are put in combat with each other, these Sumo Bots are… Continue Reading →

PROJECT 1 – Drawbots

OBJECTIVE Make a wheeled robot that completes a challenge on a whiteboard table. Your team may choose from one of the challenges below: Normal Challenge Solve a Maze bonus: make it draw the maze first Draw an algorithmic pattern [S+A]… Continue Reading →

PROJECT 0 – Hello, World!

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this assignment is to ensure all students are familiarized with the PhysComp lab and the primary computational tools used for the duration of the course. DELIVERABLES If you haven’t already, sign up for the Github Education Pack… Continue Reading →

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