© 2019 Mengzhen Xiao

December 13, 2017

Team: Lin Zhang, Mengzhen Xiao

CONCEPT

Why we chose seesaw as the controller?

Give adults a chance to do what they did when they were child but don't do after they grew up.

Why we involved the Brick Breaker game?

Give two people (strangers or who don't know each other well) a chance to cooperate, chat, laugh, shout, enjoy the time togethe...

October 25, 2017

INSPIRATION

What's wotagei?

A Japanese concert culture.

Hatsune Miku, a virtual singer of a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media.

"Wotagei or otagei (ヲタ芸 or オタ芸) refers to a type of dancing and cheering gestures performed by wota at concerts, fans of Japanese idol singers, involving jumping, clapping, arm-wav...

October 8, 2017

In this week, I tried to make demos with different sensors and objects which I haven't used before as digital/analog input and output. Try something new is really hard. I have gone through many failures and it toke me a lot of time. But now I know how those sensors work in Arduino, which I think can be very helpful to my future proje...

October 4, 2017

CODING IN ARDUINO

I used the library for HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensors from here.

THE CIRCUIT

September 27, 2017

Feel the rhythm and rock!

Make The Rhythm

First I made the rhythm with GarageBand APP and edited it in Adobe Audition. 

Make The Circuit

I first lined all the components and programed the Arduino according to what is told in Lab: Digital Input and Output with an Arduino,and then made some changes - adding two more LEDs. This is how...

September 26, 2017

"A good design is the communication between the designer and the user, and the communication is reflected on the product." - Design of Everyday Things

If talking about a person who has the great impact on my design thinking, it would definitely be Donald A. Norman. His books Design Of EveryDay Things, Emotional Design, ...

September 20, 2017

In the second Pcom class, I learnt how to make a circuit and turn on the LEDs in the circuit.

I tried to make a "switch" to turn on the LEDs.

What kind of interaction can become a switch?

This is the first question I thought about. I did a brainstorming to find my answer.

I decided to make a quiz, which can be a part of any investigate t...

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