Final Push!

I’ve made a whole lot of progress since my last update!

When I was in class last week, I was discussing with Annet how I should go about the display for this piece on the display stands we’ll have for the final show at OpenWorks. There were a whole bunch of scrap wood cut-outs from cutting all the display stand pieces on the CNC router, and Annet suggested I take some of these and make a kind of secondary display stand for the glove display.

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More Progress…

I ended up just getting a pre-made display hand when I realized how little of it would actually be showing. 

I’ve also finally finished knitting the glove!


My final round of supplies were ordered and arrived, so even though I’m a lot farther behind than I’d like, there does appear to be a light at the end of the tunnel…

Further Project Updates

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve had much of a chance to make any updates about my project’s progress. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been plenty busy, but I guess just too busy to keep up on posts like I should have.

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Supplies List for Project

There are three main components of this project: the gloves (along with separate “finger covers”), the GSR detector, and the LED array. There’s also going to be some kind of a display element for the final presentation of the piece, but I haven’t yet decided what kind of a display method I’m going to be using, so I’m not sure yet whether I’m going to need to make anything for that yet or not. Continue reading →

Timeline for Project Execution

Nov. 2nd- Finalize which type of sensor I’m going to use; get feedback about knitting patterns and what kind of materials I should use; think about possible implications/concepts behind various types of glove patterns

Nov. 3rd- Have electronics supplies ordered

Nov. 9th- Have all supplies known at present bought, except for LEDs; have swatch of knitting completed; have a glove pattern decided on and acquired and knitting on the main gauntlet started; if possible (if supplies arrive) have circuit ready for testing on a breadboard; determine number and kind of LEDs needed; start thinking about display

Nov. 16th- Have circuit ready for testing; have finger “sleeves” finished being knit and test conductivity; more progress on main gauntlets; have programming/processing with the Arduino underway; have display method decided on; order flora and LEDs

Nov. 23rd- Keep working on everything

Nov. 24th- Eat lots of turkey

Nov. 30th- Have all knitting completed; have all testing completed, programming/processing completed, and all circuits ready to be “installed” into gloves; have LED attachment to gloves underway; determine size that the photos for display should be

Dec. 6th- Have gloves completed; document gloves in action; get photos printed

Dec. 7th- Gloves completed; display completed, including photo documentation of gloves in action

 

Day #5: Showing the work

Like I mentioned before, a few of us arrived early to finish the pieces up; Erin got to work on the knitting machine, and Esther and I worked on using the laser cutter to engrave on more muslin for us. We got everything done just in time for the group presentations of everyone’s work. It ended up being two suspended muslin panels w/ images of the radio waves engraved into them, with our FM receiver circuit hooked up to this really fancy antenna we made, with headphones plugged in so you could listen to it picking up radio waves, and a knitted piece that had as its colored pattern the images of the radio waves knit into it. Continue reading →

Day #4: THE BUILD!

Ever since the first presentation in class about the Netherlands trip, I think Annet and Ryan have been trying to prepare/warn us about how intense the build day at WdKA was going to be. But I think we all just kind of wrote it off because, well, we’ve all had plenty of long workdays in the studio, and how different could it really be? So we arrived on Tuesday, kind of sleepy, but overall feeling good and ready to work…

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