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Learning About Shift Register

Learning About Shift Register

I am been working with shift register to control a 7 segmented LED display. See the images below that I have put together for understanding the pins on both the display and the shift register. You can read more about these two components here. The model of the register I am using here is a SN74HC595N….

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Kelp Study

Kelp Study

A few days ago, I found this type of kelp in a seafood dish. I was struck by this its structure and decided to use it for my form study. Kelp is a type of seaweed that lives in shallow sea water. It  forms “forests” in rich nutrients sea water that could grow from the…

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Make: Wearables Projects on the Runway

Make: Wearables Projects on the Runway

Last Friday I presented my updated version of Imagined Body pieces at the Endgate Expand. Imagined Body is a kinetic wearable piece. It enhances the wearer’s body movements to better communicate his or her emotions. The piece utilizes both mechanics and fashion construction techniques. The mechanics in this piece are tied to the human body’s…

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SoundSorial – Instrument of Air Quality

SoundSorial – Instrument of Air Quality

Team: Yuchen Zhang, Natasha Lewandrowski, Agustin Crawford (Nevaris) Thanks to our guest artist Fabiola Einhorn for your contribution as well! SoundSorial is an wearable instrument that creates audioscapes based on particulate matter in the surrounding environment. Our goal was to create a portable device that would allow the user to sense air quality information in…

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Imagined Body – Prosthetics for Expression

Imagined Body – Prosthetics for Expression

Imagined Body is a kinetic wearable piece. It enhances human’s ability in expressing one self by using body language. The piece utilizes mechanical technology and fashion construction to enhance human physical expression. The mechanics in this piece are tied with human body’s kinesthetic movements. The wearer activates the piece when he moves his arms naturally…

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Hope for Blue

Hope for Blue

About Hope for Blue Hope for Blue is an Air Quality Alarm for Your Family. Hope for Blue is a simple to set-up device that alerts your family to the air quality in Beijing through a simple color system. Hope for Blue is here to help families stay informed and safe from air pollution. Hardware…

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Digital Voice Display

Digital Voice Display

In this digital age, we are used to express ourselves through social networks and text messages in digital forms. For this project, I wanted to create a metaphor of our digital voice online. Digital Voice Display is a device that a person can wear on his or her head as a visual display of what…

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Playing the Bench

Playing the Bench

PLAYING THE BENCH Sound Installation Wood, Found & Made Musical Instruments By Yuchen Zhang, Melanie Bossert & Annelie Koller “If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of…

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Domain Maps

In the beginning of this semester professor Anezka Sebek asked us about our domain and what we are mastered at. To understand ourselves better we created domain maps based on what we have learned in the past and what we have mastered at. Below is my maps of where I have been and what questions…

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