Week 2: January 31st
1. Interactivity as a conversation. Human and computer interaction. Physical computing.
2. Introductions to simple circuits on paper: exploring techniques and materials.
3. Switches, resistors, variable resistors and LEDs (parallel + series)

Assignment:
1. Finish up the paper circuit that you started in class and bring to the next class.

2. Construct 1-2 circuit out of paper that integrate the materials that you were introduced to during class. These two circuit will be part of class’ Material Library. The circuit should be on 4×4 piece of paper and attention should be paid to craftsmanship, aesthetics and durability. Document your circuit in the blog by posting:

  • a picture
  • a list of materials that you used to make it
  • a description of what it is and does

3. Choose a lever, slide or pivot mechanism from Elements of Pop-up book‘s last pages to create a switch. Document it on the blog
4.Bring all circuits to class

3. Download Fritzing and watch intro video.
4. Download and install Arduino

Examples:

Paper interfaces by Takashi Kondo

Electronic Popables by Jie Qi

Fold Lou by Joo Youn Paek (precedents page)

Link to basic circuit diagrams

Circuits

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