Thanks to all the students for a wonderful quarter full of interesting and challenging projects!
Your Art 122 final project will be an interactive artwork or device. It could manifest itself as purely software or hardware, but in most cases will be a combination of software (Processing) and hardware (Arduino and/or sensors). The interactivity can come from sensor data (light, proximity, knobs, buttons, etc.), microphone data, camera data, or a database (stocks, network data, Twitter, etc.). The output of your project may be sound, graphics, light, or robotics (don’t forget about servos and motors!). There are endless options. If you have an idea and are questioning its qualification, please email or ask me.
Email me a 1-2 page final project proposal by Saturday, May 18th. Your proposal should include the following sections:
I will schedule individual meetings with students on May 20th during class time and office hours to provide feedback on proposals and go over implementations in detail. However, it would be a good idea to start prototyping and shopping for parts as soon as possible. Final presentations will be June 12th, so you have just over 1 month from conception to realization. I am always available via email or office hours for final project consultation.
Complete either Option 1 or Option 2 depending on your interests and available hardware. For both options you may augment your existing code from HW 1 or create something entirely new.
Option 1) Create a Processing sketch that is reactive to sound and/or image. This could take on several forms. For instance it could be:
Option 2) Connect your Arduino to your HW 1 sketch or a new sketch and implement at least 2 forms of hardware input or output. For instance:
I have a large supply of LED’s, buttons, knobs, wire, jumper cables, and resistors available- see me before/after class or during office hours if you need them. I have a limited supply of piezos, flex sensors, touch sliders, and photoresistors (light sensors) available that could possibly be borrowed for the duration of the assignment depending on demand (or at least used during office hours for testing).
For both options, email me your code and be prepared to present your work in class on Monday, May 6th. If you are unsure or have questions about an idea, don’t hesitate to email me with questions. Also, remember it is perfectly acceptable to use office hours as a place to do your homework and get help immediately if you run into problems.