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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Figure out how we will work together outside of school
OUR REMAINING TIMELINE UNTIL MIDTERM
Auto CAD the chosen artifact on Sketchup