• DinaKhalil

P. Comp. Final (Update 5)

After many attempts of trying to figure out the serial communication code, the amazing Elena just wrote the whole thing!!! Thanks to Yang, and a library called JC in the Arduino app we turned the push buttons to on/off buttons. Meaning when a button is pressed, it will be on until it’s pressed again.


BIG AND SPECIAL THANKS TO LISA JAMHOURY for always being there for us when we needed help with the Kinect. This woman is truly amazing and a genius. (Note to future Dina, take every class Lisa teaches!)


So far, we have the serial communication code working, we just need to figure out a way to show different picture each time the button is pressed. Also, we built the gate, which just wrecked our spines!!


We also got the Kinect to detect the user’s motion with actual pictures of body parts that are attached to each joint.


IN A SPAN OF A WEEK, WE NEED TO ...

  • LED strip

  • Add random pic every time the button is pressed

  • Paint the gate

  • Add fsr to shoe soles

  • Try to figure out the skeleton rotation

  • Set up a local host

  • Attach the big buttons!

Making of the gate:

PVC Pipes

PVC Pipes

gate made using PVC pipes + hula hoops

gate made using PVC pipes + hula hoops

gate made using PVC pipes + hula hoops + self destruction

putting the buttons together

attaching the buttons to the gate

attaching the buttons to the gate

attaching the buttons to the gate

trying out the serial communication

trying out the serial communication

trying out the serial communication

trying out the serial communication

breadboard with buttons attached to it

breadboard with buttons attached to it

Arduino code:

Schematics:

Schematics of a breadboard with buttons attached to it

Schematics of a breadboard with buttons attached to it

So far, we’ve spent:

Receipt from the home depot

Receipt from Tinkersphere

Hula hoop from amazon

shoe soles from amazon