Pcomp Day One
12 Sep 2019 - Jake Sherwood
brain imagination scanner
Intro to Physical Computing Day 1 - 20 Min Prototype
Last week, on our first day in PCOMP, we had to come up with real or fantastical prototype ideas and then group up and develop a rough prototype in 20 mins.
My group decided to do the “brain imagination scanner.” We were tying to pick something weird.
Our rough prototype consisted of a cardboard crown, wire, 3d printer filament, tape and a blender beater. The beater was used as a pico projector, projecting the user’s thoughts. Various wires and “sensors” (cardboard :P) read the user’s thoughts and encoding them for projection.
brain scanner actual
Sample use cases:
- Scanning one’s imagination for data visualization
- Ice breaker - 2 users use brain scanners and have there thoughts have a light hearted battle.
All in all it was a fun first class and the discussions after would about how or what we could/should do differently were informative.
Also our fearless professor Rios dared to get in “The Fear Box.”
professor Rios in fear box
**note - brain scanner gif luma affect added in giphy