Day 5

Keziah Hoyt

Today we learned how to use the myo device and use it to make a light light up. Then, Libby and I started to work on the box for our final product. We decided to make it similar to the prototype by having two compartments, one for the lights and underneath that a space for the wires. Although, this time we won't have the potentiometers, so we wont need an extra space in the box to put those in. In addition, we decided that instead of notching all the parts we're going to put support boxes inside the box so that we can just place the pieces needed instead of notching them into place. We started to laser print but ran out of time at the end of the day so tomorrow we will continue to cut out the pieces and put it together and finish the light board.  

Day 4

Keziah Hoyt

Today Libby and I finished up the box for the lightboard prototype. After cutting the wood part of it and trying to put it together we thought one piece's notches were off but after reprinting that piece we realized that we had originally put the box together wrong and the first piece we cut actually was right. We also realized after cutting initially that we had drawn the acrylic wrong on rhino and made it from the inside of the box and not the outside corners. Luckily we realized this before cutting the acrylic. Once we cut the acrylic we realized that when we redrew it we forgot to add holes for the potentiometers, so we went back to the laser cutter and drew 2 holes and moved the acrylic so they would be cut in the general areas we wanted them in. Then, we put the lights and wiring on the box and began to put it together. Tomorrow we will start our final product.

Day 4

Libby Pohl

Today we built our prototype for our light board. Keziah created the box on Rhino and then printed it. On fusion I created the two knobs that will go on the lightboard and control the lights, which is similar to an etch it sketch. Jess finished up the code for the LED lights and started to assemble it in the box. We then printed the acrylic shield that will go on top of the box. Tommorow we will start the final product. 

 

LED Light board

Libby Pohl
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Todat we learned all about LED lights and how they work. We learbned about the different light bulbs inside each light and that different colors are just different numbers. We learned the code needed for LED lights and we practiced writing the code. We also came up with a plan of what the light display board would look like and how many lights would be on the board. 

What is the problem we are solving?

We are creating a way in which people without fine motor skills can be creative using their arms. We are allowing people who have disabilities use color to express themselves.