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things I made at ITP and after: sketches, prototypes, and other documentation

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sensor Reference Documentation

In order to document the sensor apparatus for students to understand, I had planned to draw a schematic in Eagle. Last night, I ran across Fritzing, though, and thought I would give that a try. The results are edited a bit. Fritzing didn’t have a part for the magnetopots, so I drew one — hoping to create a part out of it. Unfortunately, when I tried to follow the part creation procedure, I found that the Fritzing part template file appeared to have slightly less that 1 mil hole spacing, so it wasn’t compatible with the part I drew. Bummer, but maybe it saved me some time in the end?

posted by Michael at 11:52 am  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Transparent Video Tests

I wrote two programs which demonstrate the basic workflow necessary to create a movie with a transparent background.

transparent_png_writer_bare.zip contains a Processing sketch which writes out a variable sequences of .png files with a transparent background.

framewriter is a Max patch that loads all of the .png files in a specified directory and dumps them frame-by-frame into a .mov file encoded using the “Animation” codec (which supports transparent backgrounds).



posted by Michael at 12:53 pm  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More Fabrication

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posted by Michael at 12:17 pm  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Prototype Drawer Sensor Build Process

Quick visual documentation of drawer sensor build process.

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posted by Michael at 6:42 pm  

Monday, October 17, 2011


MagnetoPots from SpectraSymbol

posted by Michael at 6:41 pm  

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