TITLE: A Lesson in Energy
ASSIGNMENT: Final Presentation for Energy
DATE: March 2017
Currently, I am taking courses in exhibit design and I am fascinated with the process of relaying information through the lens of interaction design. I thought it would be interested to create a small course in renewable energy through an interactive project.
After today’s quiz, I would love to do an exhibit that explains the relationship between watts, watt-hours, mAh, voltage, and farrads. Basically an exhibit that helps people remember the equations.
– Wood Panel
– 3 Arduino Unos
– Solar Panel Kit
– Hand Cranked Device
– 4 1/4 NeoPixel Rings
Funny enough, I did not work with neo-pixels in P-COMP. I downloaded the library connected an Arduino Uno and uploaded a sample sketch. For the purposes of this project, the electric portion is done.
This was fun. When I did the kinetic structure with Jesal, we didn’t really hack open any pieces of tech. For the sake of this project, I was excited to.
An old hand cranked radio I found on a trip to NJ in my parent’s old CRV.
The radio splits into two components: the output on one side, gears connected to a motor on the other.
THE SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT
I connected a current meter to the radio and found its sort circuit current.
Then, I connected the LEDs.
MATH + NEXT STEPS
I’m trying to figure out what it is that I want to communicate. Is it Ohm’s Law, is it the work-energy theorem, is it how to build a solar or kinetic structure?