Recently the satellite DSCOVR started sending back multiple images of Earth per day and Nasa has begun sharing them online as they have come in. This is momentous. Although many don’t realize it, there are few photos of Earth as a whole from afar. The images, found at epic.gsfc.nasa.gov, are spectacular.
I had a lot of trouble figuring out what to build this week. I had originally wanted to bring back the psychedelic chandelier idea. I wanted to use the vinyl cutter for this. I tried a few times to find someone on the floor who could help me with the vinyl cutter, but I didn’t have much success. I know I could have cut the vinyl by hand, but I wasn’t completely sold on the idea, so didn’t feel it was worth buying all the materials if I wasn’t going to learn a new tool with the project.
I installed the kombucha chandelier at home this weekend. The chandelier hangs on a thin wall (about 3′ wide) in the kitchen/dining room from two chains about two inches off the wall. Here are some photos.
Our assignment this week was to use the DOM library of P5js. I’ve been wanting to integrate HTML and CSS into my ICM work for a while, so I was surprised at how frustrating I found this assignment.
I had a lot of fun working on this lab. It’s nice to see the Arduino input really come to life. I had a few questions.
Oh man. The best thing about ITP: whenever you’re in a bind, someone with the exact skill you don’t have, but desperately need, sits down right next to you. The worst thing about ITP, everything you think you will do in an hour, takes a few days.
Ok, I promise I’ll stop using the assignments to work on Trumpong soon, but the past few assignments have fit so perfectly into developing the game, that it’s hard to resist.