I took apart a random broken gadget that I got from Andrea or maybe Betsy. It had a switch, an LED, a mic, along with resistors and other components. I was a bit lost about what to do, until Claire suggested using the mic as a sound sensor. I took apart an existing sound sensor to figure out how that worked, then stuck my mic in there. And it worked! Kind of.
I had some trouble thinking about what object I wanted to change. After awhile, I finally decided I wanted to make something for kids. These are my friend's kids that I babysit. They're playing Wii with my husband.
The first time I babysat them a few years ago, the little one was just finishing up…Continue
Brainstorming and Inspiration
I started out wanting to do a project inspired by Gehry, but I couldn't figure out a design that I was happy with. I shifted to my next favorite artist, Van Gogh. I decided I would make a "planter" with "sunflowers" inside it, which would really be a pencil holder for my desk, filled with pens decorated as flowers. The sunflowers would have 12 petals so that the clock hands could correspond to them. I wanted to use only the clock…Continue