• DinaKhalil

Things Behind Glass | Project Update 2

MARCH 26TH, 2020


WHAT WE DID THIS PAST WEEK

  • Got two buttons to work using Arduino.

  • Added a sample audio

  • Calculated the expenses that were spent on this project


A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF OUR VISION

Our plan is to build a high fidelity replica of an artifact (picture below) that includes multiple perspectives.

a piece of wood called Bracket which is a common exterior feature of late 19th century houses in New Orleans.
The Chosen Artifact

This week, it was very hectic, but we managed to have a group phone call to decide what should be done next. During the call we agreed on focusing on perfecting programing the Arduino and building a box to contain it. We now have a box with 2 buttons that are functioning using an Arduino. To recap, an Arduino is basically a small computer that is programmable and mainly used to build electronic projects.

top view picture of a box with two buttons

One button is for playing a sound file, and the other button is for skipping to the next one considering we’ll have more than one perspective.

Inside of the box with the buttons showing the wiring of the Arduino and batteries being the power source.

We all agreed on recording 4 different perspectives to give a thorough explanation of the artifact. Mainly, these explanations would be from patriots, artists, and so on.

For the placement, we picture a standalone kiosk, with the artifact placed on top surface, and has a divider to differentiate between artifact region and the interactivity region. This would be beneficial for users to see the artifact and have an experience in 360 angle and also for more users to see what’s going on rather than one user at a time.

hand drawn sketch on a white board of the placement of the kiosk, showing two buttons on one side of the kiosk and the artifact in the center.

The following pictures are of a rendered sketch of the kiosk 3D visual – it shows a round kiosk with buttons of Play and next on both sides with a glass top and the artifact of crown molding sitting on top for people to come and touch/feel/view etc. Accessible to people with wheelchairs, measurements are taken from the Smithsonian guidelines.


EXPENSES

  • 1 Arduino Uno, R3

DEV-11021 $22.95 Sparkfun

  • 1 Sparkfun MP3 Player shield

DEV-12660 $26.95 Sparkfun

WHAT WE’LL DO THIS COMING WEEK

  1. Figure out how we will work together outside of school 


OUR REMAINING TIMELINE UNTIL MIDTERM

  • Auto CAD the chosen artifact on Sketchup