Keep On Making It: Challenge 1 - DVD Flowers
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#KeepOnMakingIt During quarantine, I participated in the #MakingItAtHome challenges from the TV Show "Making It". The challenges were exactly what I needed because they introduced me to other makers, pushed me to break outside of my comfort zone, and gave me a deadline to get things done!  So… one of...

NeoPixel Bike Lights (Work in Progress)
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A spectacle of bike lights.  My goal is to make a music responsive LED NeoPixel light display for my bike. I'm a part of a group of bicycle enthusiasts in downtown Jersey City (Yeah BikeJC!) and we go on light-up night time bike rides in the summer with hundreds of...

"Li'l Sebastian in Horsey Heaven" Marionette
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Up in horsey heaven here's the thing... Ever since the Parks and Recreation special, I’ve had Li’l Sebastian’s song stuck in my head nonstop. So when I saw Robert Mahar ‘s amazing horse marionettes I was inspired to create a Li’l Sebastian version! My Li'l Sebastian marionette is hanging in "Horsey Heaven"...

Digital Tap Shoe - Code & Circuit Research
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Microcontrollers Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 It connects easily to other Arduino products and is configurable using Arduino software — and you don’t need to be a network expert. This is the newest version of the MKR 1000 WIFI, but with an ESP32 module on board made by U-BLOX. Arduino Nano...

Digital Tap Sensor - V2
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Tap Sensor - V2 Thicker traces, better wire placement, better machine settings for copper tape. Process for copper traces transfer process. I didn't have contact paper so I used tape. I would recommend getting some contact paper. :p Soldering the wires: Assembling the pieces: Acrylic Copper traces Velostat Copper Traces...

Digital Tap Shoe Prototype V1
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Prototyping Process - The Shoe Prototyping Plan for the Tap Sensors: Create Matrix Sensor in the shape of a tap Test with existing code from Matrix/Processing Example Create a Processing sketch mapped to the sensor’s visual appearance to prove the sensor is showing zones of impact on the tap Define...

Digital Tap Shoe Movement Research
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Brainstorm: Defining Tap Movements Toe Tap Toe Scrape Tip Toe Heel Drop Heel Dig Mute  What will I need to differentiate between these? How will I handle the cut off?  Just like a cymbal, a tap rings out if it is left in the air after a hit. If the...

Digital Tap Shoe Project Goals
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Digital Tap Shoes Midi Controller Tap Shoes designed specifically for tap dancers. Why? Tap dancing is a rhythmic and artistic augmentation to music through dance.  This project is to expand and redefine the capabilities of Tap Dance for creating and supplementing music. What is it? A system to create multi-instrument...

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