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neat gadget demos at CMU, May 5th, 2010
« on: May 04, 2010, 08:58:26 AM »
This is organized by ex-CMU Robotics Club Presidents, definitely worth going to.

Making Things Interact and Gadgetry end-of-semester Demonstration Day

Wednesday May 5 1630 – 1830, MMC 203

Join us for a fun afternoon of informal demonstrations of projects from two
related classes, one in the Robotics Institute and the School of Design; the
other in the School of Architecture.

*"Gadgetry"* is a new course in RI and Design taught by Tom Lauwers and
Brian Kirby.  The aim of gadgetry is to enable students to become skilled
designers of interactive gadgets.  They learn to design, assemble, and
prototype custom circuit boards, select appropriate components, program
embedded controllers, and evaluate their gadgets through user testing.

*“Making Things Interact”* is a course in the School of Architecture, taught
by Mark D Gross with Kuan Ju Wu and Cheng Xu. Students design and build
interactive projects that combine physical form, mechanical behavior,
electronic sensing and actuation, and computational control. The class
attracts graduate and undergraduates students  from across campus.

You will see …

• Devices to improve quality of life, like the sleep-meter or portable EKG.

• Gadgets to improve existing products, such as the remote control attitude
heading for RC planes, the Handypan for hand-held Gigapanography, and a CNC
mill controller.

• Whimsical toys, like the bright-light finder or the magic wand.

• iBuffy ( interactive kickboxing), Energy Shake (an MP3 player to encourage
exercise), the HeartRace Jacket, and a host of other projects related to
health, sustainability, fun, and sex.

... and lots more

Bring your friends and savor a festive atmosphere of demos and other

Light refreshments will be served.


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