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TITLE: A Lesson in Energy
ASSIGNMENT: Final Presentation for Energy
DATE: March 2017

THOUGHTS: 

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.

CONTINUING THOUGHTS:

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.

NEW DESIGN

COMPONENTS
– Wood Panel
– 3 Arduino Unos
– Solar Panel Kit
– Hand Cranked Device
– 4 1/4 NeoPixel Rings

 

ELECTRIC

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.

KINETIC

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.


THE OBJECT
An old hand cranked radio I found on a trip to NJ in my parent’s old CRV.


THE TAKEDOWN
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.

SOLAR

Progress Pending


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?

 

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