Monday, February 19, 2018

Week 7

2/19/2018: I'm a bad student and forgot my stuff to study and work on arduino stuff :( I guess I got too excited to turn in my Pensacon project and unknowingly stepped over my stuff when getting the box. To make up for my actions I will study the arduino language to understand it more.

Topic: Relays

Relay handed is a JQF-3F(T73) 
Trigger voltage is 3 volts, to the arduino does 5v, meaning it can take it. device used for to be on all the time or all the time off. 
In the program
send D1 (HIGH)


Monday, February 12, 2018

Week 6

2/12/2018: Working with the Arduino code. If I am working on lab computer need to change the sketchbook to my BETH1TB external hard drive through the preferences, browse, mac, volumes, my hard drive, and an arduino folder. When in the interface always check to see if the product is correct in the system or it will not work. Also check to see if the port is the checked again.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Week 5

2/5/2018: Working with the digital multimeter, open it up with the small screws and put the battery in it. turn the dial to any setting it should work. Take the red and black probe. Red on the bottom right, the black on the middle (COM) anytime working on this class is how it should be set up. COM refers to the ground called "common". Red probe is the hot. Measures multiple types of electrical properties. Figure out the resistance. Use it for the use of the circuit and seeing if it works properly or not. V with sign wave is for AC and other side for DC. Operates on ranges, how you get accuracy on your meter. can check a wall circuit with the meter. Put the two probes in their and move the dial over to the AC side.Omega sign is for resistance. speaker looking symbol means zero resistance. hfe refers to testing resistors in the top right of the multimeter. Other set of numbers is for amperage.

2/7/2018: All about Arduino. Company that made this product open source for everyone to use and make whatever they want. Learning about how Arduino works and its language it speaks. Main website. Maintains everything needed to know for Arduino. Shows the different products. UNO is the entry based model. Different partnerships along with Intel and ports built into them such as WIFI, communication based production. IOT internet of things, wearables (hint hint nudge nudge). Prototyping platform. All the computing is done on the chip. Digital pins on one side, analog pins on the other side. Power management, runs on 9v to 15v. It can only source so much amperage. Can open up sources to get more amperage. Don't source more than 30mili amps 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Week 4

1/29/2018: We went over everyone's posters for their wetware upgrade today and soldered the sounds. I was slow and looked over others shoulders to solder their board, because it had been maybe a year and a half since I did a project like this. When I finished soldering my board did not work, so I will be doing a lot of research to see why it didn't work and writing down what I did wrong so I can fix what I did wrong to make it work.

1/31/2018: Thomas opened up the idea of making our projects do more than just electronic, more interactive with the students. He showed examples from the chapter Dunne made and to make the user or viewer pose a certain way with the object.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Week 3

1/22/18:This wetware design is heavily inspired by the steampunk look. I have always wanted to have perfect eye sight; unfortunately that won't happen because my eyes change so often. The idea is to have a third eye to not only perfect my vision but also be able to zoom in on detail as much as possible. 

1/23/18: Because I was given another day I figured since I had the blueprint idea down I can play around with the file more and I am a little more happy about this one.
1/24/18: So we started the sound project and getting it together and I got the piece to work after finding out that I mixed up the chip from the last project with this project. So upset with myself. But now it is working. We are also given even more time on this wetware project so I think I might actually do more screwing around with the image and fixing it up even more and maybe even add more to the wetware itself. I have a full weekend to do this project now. I see that I would love to add more to the modification of the goggles, maybe do something to the background. Make the goggles steam up and add maybe a small engine to the goggles.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Week One: Electronics

1/8/18: Components of electronics.

complex organizations to control resistance, currents, and voltages.

abstraction of physical diagram of the components and how they work together. Important to work with and recognize terms

types of components:
through hole - older technology - 'legs' that pass through board

surface mount - newest technology - smaller form factor (dramatic at times) - sits on the board, soldered same side

Data sheets - tells you what the component can handle in voltages, temperatures, and other important information needed about what you are using.

Battery - store of electrical potential, supply direct current (DC), come in a variety of voltages (V) and capacities known as Ampere-Hours(Ah), body of rechargeable battery will often be marked with milliAmp-Hours (mAh) 

Switch - to connect a section of circuit, typical application: connect the power, the diagramming for a simple switch illustrates a toggle that is broken, there are many other forms of switches.

resistors - control currents, common shape is a barrel with stripes denoting value of the resistor. they measured in Ohms using the symbol omega. Common values and multipliers which are kiloohm (thousands) or megaohm (millions).

Ohm's Law. three different laws
voltage is the difference in charge between two points
current is the rate at which charge is flowing

voltage is like pressure
current is measured in amps the number of particles passing a point per second. amps are represented in equations by the letter "i"
resistance is measured in Ohm's represented schematics with the greek letter omega. Resistance can be placed into a system to control current by using a component called a resistor


For the idea I have on the Upgrade your Wetware project I immediately go to wanting to upgrade my eyes. I know that I am due for an eye exam definitely, however, I want to make the aesthetics portion and personal portion the main point of this project. I would love to go a steampunk route with my eyes. I want to somehow point out that I would love to make my eyes do more than just improve my eyesight, I would love to add either eagle vision, night vision, x-ray vision? Might be too much however I would think it would be a huge upgrade to my wetware that I could only dream of having. I have a huge fear of losing my eyesight.

Two types of electricity which is DC and AC.
in this class will mainly be direct current.
In order to build circuits you will need to be able to read a circuit diagram. The drawings are symbolic representations of the parts that make up the circuit and how they are connected which are also known as schematics. STUDY STUDY STUDY THIS STUFF
Make cards for each symbol that represents each component and the meanings.
Always be careful of what the battery can take and not to short the battery which can cause a fire.