Making Things Interact: Celebration and Final Review of Student Work-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, December 3, 2010

Making Things Interact: Celebration and Final Review of Student Work

4:00-6:00pm, NSH 3305

You're invited to the last episode of 48-477/739, the School of Architecture class where students dream, design, develop, debug,  demonstrate, and document working prototypes of tangible interactive systems.

Each project involves equal amounts of microcontroller programming, electronics, and physical and mechanical embodiment,  stirred vigorously, with a pinch of whimsy. The class is diverse, drawing undergraduate and graduate students from various departments.

The review is "science fair" style---so come, sip, nibble, and browse the work.

Light refreshments served.

This year's show features 30+ projects, including:

. Socially Nervous: an electronic pet that responds to its owner's social network activities

. Sonic Threads: a dress that tells fairy tales

. RFID trip manager: helps keep track of your things on a trip or vacation.

. TouchSound: a wearable device generates sounds and music as you touch everyday objects

.  MEmote: a DIY robot to help children with autism recognize and express emotion

(Please note new location in Newell-Simon Hall -- opposite elevators behind atrium)