Introduction: MAS 960 Design for Empowerement - Arduino Project RUDI
Arduino project codename RUDI: connecting personnal objects to a conductive paint electric circuit and projecting images on a laptop using a magnetic arduoino.
Design by: David Mellis, Eric Rosenbaum, Sam Kronick, Jerome Finkel
MIT Media Lab fall 2010
Step 1: Get the Raw Material
Simple wood frames can be used.
Step 2: Draw Marks to Know Where to Cut
Using a regulaer pencil, draw the shape of the elements that need to be shaped
Step 3: Cut the Wood Parts
Following basic security rules, cut the wooden parts following the lines
Step 4: Building the Laptop Platform
Images will be shown on the laptop screen. So two wooden shaped handles are made in order to carry the laptop
Step 5: Detailes Laptop Handles
Step 6: Elements Start Taking Shape
Step 7: Put All the Pieces Together
Use wood glue to assemble the pieces of wood together
Step 8: Use Pressure to Make Glue More Effective
Compression will help fix the pieces together
Step 9: Before Assembling
All objects are ready to be assembled on the wood frame:
- laptop handles
- one platform for the arduino
- one platform for the video camera
- hook-shaped support for the trombone
- wooden arm for holding the overall
Step 10: After Assembling
Step 11: Painting the Frame
Using acrylic white paint, paint the wooden frames starting from the bottom
Step 12: First Prototype
Step 13: Preparing the Magnetic Paint
Magnetic paint has to be well stired in order to have all the magnetic parts well distributed within the paint.
Step 14: Paint the Magnetic Arduino Spot
Using the well stired magnetic paint, draw the teardrop shape of the magnetic arduino
Step 15: Painting the Shapes on Board
Paint the shape of the objects using black acrylic paint for the inside and flashy distinctive colours for the outside
Step 16: Paint Electric Circuit
Starting from the Arduino spot, draw the electric circuit using the corresponding colours of each object. Also use the conductive paint to create an electric circuit that connects all the objects.
Test the circuit as the conductive paint is drying to make sure it's conductive.
Step 17: Test Electric Circuit
Testing if the spring creates an electric bridge ... and yes it does!