[62-362] Activating the Body | Project 1: Gates | Fall 2019 | Hugh Lee
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How to interact with the machine:
How to use the machine:
The white acrylic box has total of three switches on the front side of the machine. By switching one of the switches it will activate the machine. The first switch from the top has a sleepy face on the left and a smiley face on the right. The second switch has a money bag sign on the left and a no money bag sign on the right. The third switch has a moon sign on the left and a sun sign on the right.
Each switch is intended to express the user’s physical state when interacting with the machine. Depending on which switch is on/off, the machine will determine whether the user is allowed to have coffee or water.
One of the difficulties in the process was implementing the ideas and converting it to a logic schematic. Coming up with the idea or fabricating the machine was not as difficult, since I had some experience in fabrication and design; however, it was difficult in expressing the idea in a logic schematic and working with circuits, because of my lack of expertise in electronics.
This project definitely helped me working with electronics and I hope to gain more experience. I would also like to experiment with diverse ways of interaction. I resorted to simple switches because I didn’t have enough time and knowledge in working with electronics.