Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019


  • P1 project deadline extended
    • the week before Spring Break
  • Artist presentation
  • Practice
    • Fritzing
    • Breadboarding
  • Trinket arrived today
    • Check back tomorrow, 19Feb, with Kandyce to see if Sparkfun order has arrived.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Week 6 Reflection

I began the draft on my Instructable for Project 1 and testing out Fritzing on a breadboard.  I also tried without a breadboard but I am having trouble trusting my own judgement and may need to find reassurance.  It would be extremely helpful to have the layout of how the parts go together before hand so I may began construction immediately when parts arrive.

I have made the decision to craft the gauntlet mainly from leather.  This will allow me to carve into the material and create the aesthetically pleasing look I am going for.  Leather is also not a conductor.  I do still need to tackle the matter of a crush proof, possibly water proof, box to protect the hardware in the gauntlet. 

Week 5 Reflection

This week I gave my presentation to the class about my pressure sensor gauntlet.  This being a daily and constant battle, I am excited to see the final project.  I hope that I can get it to work the way I am wanting, it could be a life changing experience.

We also went over how and where to look for proper parts in relation to our projects.  The importance of having a finished project was expressed, I intend to make this as aesthetically pleasing as possible.  If all turns out right, this could be one of my best projects to date.

I discussed parts with Professor Asmuth to make sure they are all compatible.  I am surprisingly feeling excited about this project and positive about the outlook moving forward.

Week 4 Reflection

We reviewed/learned about Arduino coding this week along with Fritzing.  It is slowly coming back and I am starting to understand it all better than I did last semester.  Just as Professor Asmuth stated, coding is like learning a new language and requires repetition.  Going over coding again when not in class will help me in the long run, I need all the practice I can get.

After the lecture, Professor Asmuth stated that we should get more personal about the project.  I decided that a better route and reflection of the project would be to tackle grip issues in my left hand.  I am glad that I have learned not to be stuck on one idea and that it is okay to change a project when better thought and understanding comes through.

Week 3 Reflection

This week I explored possible outcomes for the first project.  I face the challenge of being able to execute my ideas in an electronic form.  My skill set vs my expectations is holding me back, I have to learn to keep at it and not let that stop me from fulfilling a thought out, successful project.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


  • Make sure to document the project for instructable
  • Document Fritzing
  • Parts on spreadsheet were ordered
  • Make sure to know how to get a reading from the pressure sensor

Studio Time



Researching different styles of leather gauntlets/gloves