It has been a while since my last post here, so I thought it was time for a little update on all the exciting stuff going on.

First of all we have sketching now. We started by drawing straight lines, and a lot of them. We moved on to squares, then cubes and so on. We have now arrived at a point where we have to be able to draw all basic forms and we have to be able to grade them to enhance the 3d effect. We work on big blocks of paper (a3) and with copic markers. I have to admit that in the beginning it was a bit frustrating from time to time, for exemple after drawing cubes over and over again and still not havin a perfect one. But it is getting more fun now.

Secondly another nice course we have now is “programming and physical computing” witch mainly focusses on working with micro controllers. Last thursday we had to build a game and a wireless game controller for it. We had to use an arduino board and a little joystick on it. Included in this post is a picture of our game controller. We had to build the game and game controller from begin to end. This means from fiddling around with components and wires to setting up the wireless, to programming. Me and my teammate had a great time and were very proud when it worked. We both ordered an arduino kit of our own.

The arduino will also be used in another course called “smart environments”. Here we had to come up with a project with certain demands. Our project is called “Ambion”. In this project we will try to make a system that can automatically select the right music and light for a room, according to who is in the room.

I will keep you updated on all of this.

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