Week 17 & 18

Posted by BMadmin on Monday Feb 4, 2008 Under Uncategorized

Well things are going.. I’m probably behind schedule, I’ve had a number of delays which has not helped in getting my circuits being completed. So as it stands I am probably behind schedule and nothing can be done until I finish my circuits and soldering more or less.

I got a little further on the circuits last week with Mark, we figured out how to get the switch going, it just needs more current than we were giving it. Here are a few pictures of the new circuit layouts, we attached a motor for testing purposes.

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Other than that my presentation went alright, Mark suggested looking into making a Faraday Cage around the speakers I use in order to get around the problem of signal interference. Hopefully it’s not too expensive!

I’ve also posted my Public Presentation Strategy

Tuesday Update: I met up with Mark and we made a lot of progress today in a short period of time! We got the first partof the phone soldering done and the circuits all working!



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Week 19 + Reading Week

Posted by BMadmin on Sunday Feb 17, 2008 Under Uncategorized

Well lets see… I am slowly getting back up to speed, but sadly my off-hours have been largely mis-used or squandered this past week. Hopefully this reading week will prove to be productive and give me a little recharge to let me get through all the rest of this project.imga0115.JPG
That being said, this week Mark helped me solder the keypad to my phone so that I could start rigging that up

I also did some shopping for accessories this week and on Saturday met up with Adrienne to look at fabrics.

Here are a few things I scouted out at the army surplus store on Jarvis
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Here is a bad quality picture of the type of fabric we are thinking of using for the jacket, I forget if it is a type of vinyl or pleather.

And here is just some other general cool stuff I spotted.
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A Mapcase, A Flakjacket, Headphone wire holder (the case Could be used as the ‘hub’ accessory)

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Week 20 – DON’T STOP

Posted by BMadmin on Monday Feb 25, 2008 Under Uncategorized

Well to say I had a pleasant Reading Week would be somewhat of a misnomer. I did get to go home and visit with friends and family for a few days, the rest of the time was spent working and clearing out my apartment of a small bedbug infestation I discovered.

The rest of the time was unproductively trying to be productive on my project. I now figure I am about 2 weeks behind schedule and it can go either way right now, but I can’t afford to do something stupid and fry all my circuits or the phone by overworking myself. I just have to use the time I do have to the full potential.

Adrienne has gotten the material I have chosen for the jacket and has started drafting it out and Kent has been kind enough to provide me with a concept sketch I can pass along to the Curatorial Group for their promotional materials.


I went out and bought some gear today and will probably be doing so as much as possible this week.

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Here is a collection of belt accessories I bought today.

This is a welder’s glove that I painted matte black for the left hand cell module. I think I may end up cutting the fingers out of it so I can have a little more dexterity and avoid my hand getting all sweaty.

I did manage to have a successful test in building a simple Faraday Cage out of some tinfoil. So hopefully the rest of the audio comes together now that I don’t have to worry as much about interference.


feb meetingKent drew this for me today to submit to the Curatorial Team for their promotional materials! I really like it, this is definitely an inspiration to getting the project completed. I also had a very good meeting with Mark today as well. We resolved a small issue with with my keypad prototype and did a little more soldering on some buttons. He also gave me some really good advice about how to secure my components in a project box and use Molex wiring to keep everything in place and secure.

Here is the link Kim


wire phone Here is the phone all put back together with all the wires secured (hopefully) with hot-glue, Thanks Jordy!

white board Here is my white board in my room, it’s sort of how the project is being put together, what is needed, etc.

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