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Not every past journal is still here; in fact, there are one or two whole classes where the journals no longer exist on the web. However, the ones that are still live, or still maintained by the author, are still here. I have tried to include notes where possible. If your journal is missing, or you have a description you'd like me to include, please mail me.
I switched from having students run individual blogs to having class wikis in Fall 2005. Many of the students still kept blogs, which are linked into the wikis.
Independent Studies Fall 2005
Intro to Physical Computing Summer 05
Networked Objects Spring 05 (morning)
Networked Objects Spring 05 (afternoon)
Networked Objects Fall 04
Intro to Physical Computing Fall 04 (morning)
Intro to Physical Computing Fall 04 (afternoon)
Independent Studies Fall 04
Intro to Physical Computing Summer 04
Intro to Physical Computing Spring 04
- Tom Ainslie
- Rebecca Anema
- Anjali Arora
- Mia Boyd
- Melissa Camero
- Jack Chang - Useful early notes on setup, with pictures of boards, soldering, etc.
- Yoonhoe (Kelly) Gu
- Shu-wei Hsu - helpful tips on soldering, getting parts, getting started, and more.
- Krittiya Leoviriyakit - Detailed notes, particularly on beginning labs, but also on her midterm and final development (both group projects)
- Maria Mayer - detailed conversational notes on labs, and thoughts on related issues. Lots of pictures and movies.
- Lawrence Mirsky
- Takahashi Mizohata
- Robyn Overstreet - used a magnetic card reader in a final project, with detailed notes on her progress.
- Zohar Rotblit - good notes on her final, a step-on keyboard for Hebrew Mastermind, with pictures and notes on floor switches.
- Gloria Sed - includes notes on controlling a 120V AC blow dryer from a PIC.
- Chiao Chun Su - lots of good notes on some of the finer details of soldering and early troubleshooting
- Tony Tseng - detailed notes on midterm, final, and tech research, including construction notes on puppets, with pictures.
- SRF04 Ultrasonic Rangefinder - Anjali, Jack,Tom
- MagTek Magnetic Card reader - Kelly, Takashi, Robyn
- Speech Recognition Chip - Krittiya, Tony, Zohar
- Color sensor - Jenny, Lawrence, Shu-Wei
- TrackThemColors - Maria, Gloria, Chiao Chun
Networked Objects Spring 04
Previous but still active journals:
Intro to Physical Computing Fall 03, morning
Intro to Physical Computing Fall 03, afternoon
Networked Objects Fall 03
Independent Studies Fall 03
Intro to Physical Computing Summer 03
Networked Objects Spring 03
Sculpting with Data Spring 03
Independent Studies Spring 02
Intro Comp Media Fall 02, morning section
- Tech Research Projects:
- Mark, Cindy, Jiah: Game controller and Haptic feedback
- Ilona, Olivier, Eli: IR
- Dennis, Ayad, Vivian: LCD display
- Angie, Daniel, Jody: Piezoelectricity
- Jonathan, Ari - Ultrasonic speakers
- Brian, Geraldine, David - Touchscreens
- Ayad Alkadhi
- Mark Argo - original class site is gone, but his home page contains lots of notes.
- David Boatman
- Geraldine Chung
- Dennis Crowley
- Jonathan Goldstein
- Ed Guttman
- Daniel Hirschmann - original class site is gone, but his blog contains lots of notes.
- Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
- Vivian Lin
- Olivier Massot - original class site is gone, but his home page documents some of his projects.
- Ilona Parkansky
- Angela Pickman
- Ephrat Seidenberg
- Juliana Yamashita
- Cindy Yang
Intro Comp Media Fall 02, afternoon section
Networked Objects Fall 02
Sculpting with Data Spring 02
Physical Computing II Fall 01
Intro to Physical Computing Fall 01, morning class
Intro to Physical Computing Fall 01, afternoon class
Physical Computing II Spring 01
- Carol Crump check out her napkin ring switch on the final project.
- Ruel Espejo
- Isabel Froes
- Tracy Gross fabulously chatty (and useful) notes on the construction of interactive sock puppets, and more
- Jenniffer Lewin - Jen has since gone on to teach physical computing and other courses at ITP and elsewhere. Her website is a great resource on many issues.
- Billy Taylor Tips and tricks for trouble shooting everything from a gas grill to a failing marriage. Also, fun with RJ-45's & Starbuck's Mint Tins; the case for cases; and the joys of angle iron.