Assignment — Tags: — tdoyle @ 1:05 pm

Better late than never is what they say right? Well after a few speed bumps, the ultimate surveillance tool is complete!

Spybrero from Tommy Doyle on Vimeo.

The Spybrero uses a raspberry pi in conjunction with a raspberry pi camera module to create a spy cam. The raspberry pi (via the GPIO pins) is attached to conductive thread that runs down the sides of the sombrero into the shirt of the user. The thread then continues down the sleeve to the button at the end of the sleeve. When the button is pressed, the program on the raspberry pi takes a photo and saves it to the SD card.


Sensate – Concept Video

Uncategorized — Tags: — tdoyle @ 9:41 am

Sensate – Concept Video from Tommy Doyle on Vimeo.

rememory box

Final Project — delce @ 9:13 am

I was thinking about how I wanted to rework my project when I had to watch a video on Philip Zimbardo’s theory of Past, Present, and Future-orientation for my Dexign for Future class. At the same time, I was researching art projects about memories and came across this Memory and Loss installation:


Merging the two ideas together, I came up with the idea for a rethink of the memory box. I have carried my memory box to each of the 17 apartments I’ve had as an adult but I never look into it unless I’m moving. And then only for few minutes. The rememory box would allow you to interact with your memories on a regular basis.

password: rememory

“Simplified” Concept Video

Uncategorized — amyfried @ 8:15 am

Simplified Concept Video from Amy Friedman on Vimeo.


Uncategorized — priyaganadas @ 7:53 am

Circles in Motion

Assignment,Final Project — Dan Russo @ 7:23 am

Circles in Motion from Dan Russo on Vimeo.


Assignment,Final Project — Tags: — John Mars @ 6:40 am

Live Time Lapse Video

Uncategorized — jk @ 12:46 am

While a fellow at the artist residency Mildred’s Lane I documented their integration of art and life through time lapse photography. These videos are on display at the Museum of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago this Fall as part of a larger exploration of Mildred’s Lane’s philosophy.
I was fascinated with the way that time lapse photography could give meaning to mundane activities and change how we understand these activities.
In general the cleaning of Carnegie Mellon is something that happens at night. The custodians come in the middle of night and faculty and students rarely see or know the people that keep the school going. They’re taken for granted.
Time lapse photography can make these activities  beautiful while projected video can make these activities visible.
I will be creating Raspberry Pi cameras that will collect time lapse footage, which is then edited, and and projected in a highly visible location on campus.


myPath – Final Project – Concept Video

Assignment,Final Project — pvirasat @ 9:41 pm

Directions and Current Market

Final Project — amyfried @ 6:47 pm

In biology class we learn about the heart, how it pumps blood throughout the body, and how oxygen is inhaled through the lungs. When you lift you inhale and exhale to maximize movements, but why do you do this? How does one know they are training their body in a healthy way or when their muscles are fatigued (rather than based on feeling)?

Heart Monitor – To know what ones heart rate is we measure the pulse. Using an LED the change in color on the finger tells when blood is moving.

Electromyography (EMG) is used to determine muscle fatigue

“Fatigue is a phenomena that accompanies repeated muscular exertion. The ability of the muscle to produce force is reduced as fatigue occurs. Local muscle fatigue is manifested in electromyography (EMG) signals by a shift in the EMG power spectrum from high to low frequencies.” (www.sbir.gov/sbirsearch/detail/259138)

How can this information be simplified to a user and be understood in a different way outside of the realm of medicine? Should visualizations of the body be included?

Current Market

Mio Link

Heart Monitor with Bluetooth connectivity, acknowledges current training zone by color on the wristband. Images below is off of the Mio Website . It indicates the 5 heart rate zones that are tracked by the heart rate monitor.

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My Issues: The wristband shows a simple out put of color, but you have to remember what that means and how it is important to incorporate that into your workout, a feed back of why and how long would be helpful to explain what the training is doing. You know you body is at its max due to red, but how fatigued are your muscles compared to heart rate?



I am currently using the products below to extract data and understand it to the simplest of variables so create a component that outputs the information in a simplified, non-medical manner.

EMG Spikershield from Backyard Brains


PulseSensor by PulseSensor



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