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Getting data from sensors

Task 7 Name: Investigating sensors - Make your own sensor - Make your own arduino Set: w6i Due: Monday 19th December 2016 Weighting: assessable (10%) Courses: stech
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Investigating Sensors

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  • Choose and obtain one or more sensors that you're interested in using.

  • Develop a simple demonstration use of this sensor using MaxMSP or SuperCollider.

  • Each demonstration should display a considered use of the particular sensor(s) involved and should also show aesthetic flair in the implementation. For an audio demonstration, consider the musical component in particular. Pay special attention to the way in which the physical action is reflected in the musical gesture.

  • The demonstration should each be between ten seconds and one minute long.

  • Here's a list of sensors. Feel free to make your own!

  • Added value
    By completing the details of the task you will achieve at least a pass mark. By imaginatively and creatively considering how you might implement the task originally you can add value to your submission, and this added value may increase your mark significantly. Even when making videos of short demonstration tasks try to consider musical and performance criteria.

    What to submit
  • Clearly, I don't want you to submit your Arduinos. That means you need to submit some documentary evidence that you've completed your task. The most obvious way to do this is to submit some sort of video of your task working, as well as of the code running. If you can't do this, take photos and make other documentation. If you don't, you won't remember what you've done.

  • Media files
    You must submit media files, such as video, audio or image files, but please ensure that video files are compressed to a reasonable degree. You should never submit dv files, but compress these to mp4. You should submit no file that is greater in size than 25MB/minute.

  • Compress (zip) your patches, demos, etc. into one file called your_student_number_"arduinosensors" (e.g. 0504335_arduinosensors.zip), include a readme with your name and student number and, if necessary, how to use or just open the patch.

  • Submit a copy of the files to the i-Centre on Monday 19th December 2016