September 21, 2009

How to Make (Almost) Anything - Week 1

I'm going to be using a slice of my blog to document my class work for the MIT Media Lab's course, "How to Make (Almost) Anything," aka MAS 863.

For our first assignment we had to design a 3D model of our final project. I proposed that I would take the 3D model of my Oracle project and reform it as a flat map. The final work will likely use conductive plastic for the extruded city blocks, along with some kind of microprocessor-controlled lighting system to represent data across it. Capacitive contact-sensing could add an element of sound to the map -- if I have time to get to that.

An illustration is on its way...

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