01. BIG SPHERE
MY ROLE | Creator
I wanted a way to watch 360 video outside of a headset, and without clicking and dragging on a mouse, so that multiple people could experience it together in a way that feels immersive and seamless. My solution was a giant sphere that you rotate with your hands. Dave & Gabe studio lent me the sphere component. To turn it into a giant trackball, I took apart an optical mouse and placed it inside of the sphere's base, with the laser pointed at the ball. Rotating the physical sphere rotates the 360 video.
02. ASSISTIVE MAT
MY ROLE | Co-Designer
TOOLS USED | Copper Tape + Arduino
An assistive mat made with Olivia Cueva that texts Olivia’s parents when her elderly live-in grandfather is on the move and may need an extra hand.
The mat uses conductive fabric to act as a giant switch, with an Arduino Moteino to send radio signals and an Adafruit Fona to send GSM text messages.
03. GAME CONTROLLER WITH USB OUTPUT
MY ROLE | Designer + Creator
TOOLS USED | Laser Cutter + Arduino
This is a handheld controller for computer games. Four arcade buttons control the WASD keys, and a separate button controls the space bar. An Arduino MKR1000 enables the controller to act as an external keyboard. In user testing, I found that left-handed people needed to use an upside-down version of the WASD diamond. To solve this, I'd like to add a toggle switch to the top of the controller that flips the WASD diamond orientation to switch handedness.
04. RGB LIGHT PROTOTYPE
MY ROLE | Co-Creator
TOOLS USED | Arduino + NeoPixels + Potentiometers
I collaborated with Olivia Cueva on this prototype. We used an Arduino Uno, three potentiometers, two sewable NeoPixels, and two acrylic cylinders to diffuse the light. The circuit is housed in a cardboard box. Each potentiometer controls one color on the RGB scale. The prototype reminds me of Mike Kelley's resin Krypton sculptures.