Alternative Energy

Caroline Kim,AlternativeEnergy, P2

 

 

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Model version vs. life-size construction

In a small model,
I will use a DC motor to generate enough voltage to turn on the transistor. Because the voltage I will generate from rotating DC motor will be not collected enough to supply 2.7 LED light, I will get the help of batteries to turn LED on.
(=The circuit sketch for this idea is illustrated below. After building/testing the circuit board, however, I realized I DO NOT need to connect anything except a generator and LEDs! Because the generator with a wheel attached creates 3 to 5 voltage.)

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From “Generate enough V. to turn on the transistor” to “turn on the LED lights”

*SIDE NOTE* = Collecting energy (from DC motor or human power) is not a right term. Rather, generating voltage is a right term.

In a larger scale,
I will use a DC motor (larger) to generate enough (or more than enough) voltage (and energy, by human feet) to turn on the LED light. In this case, I might not need the transistor but I may need something to protect the light.

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ROUNDABOUT!

Coming back from Dutch Design Week & Netherlands, I acknowledge some potential of what my organic shaped gears can become. I arrived back to the State on Wednesday, 10/21/15. The next day the entire Fiber department senior thesis group had a field trip to Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) in Philadelphia.

At the FWM, I came across the following picture from a book at the gift store. I’ve considered a different material to approach making gears so when I came in contact with this photo, I was immediately excited. The photo is called self-lubricating gears and lubrication cogwheels, manufactured by Vereinigte Filzfabriken AG.  http://www.vfg.de/de/startseite.html

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On the way back in the bus ride, I reviewed the photo of felt gears. And a question after the other in my head finally hit me. If the gears are supposed to initiate movement, they must be most-efficient. Therefore, the material must contribute to its efficiency. However, the felt material is rather absorbing friction, which limits gears’ potential to radiate energy outward. Then I realized more that what I’ve been modifying the shape of practical gears can seem nonsensical for some. As I countered the material oddity with felt gears, I reflected myself and the project. I kept sketching and I was yet struggling with the non-efficient practicality of organic gears. When I was brainstorming for generated movement of organic gears, I naturally ended up embracing that I’m eventually interested in movement, almost ignoring the fact that it is organic-shaped. Having myself removed from the work and coming back with fresh perspective of gears, I realized what I eventually want to present is the movement and human interaction within it.

THEREFORE!! I’m very much excited to announce my new direction of work, which will be a playground for both adults and children.
*Rule for the playground*
-Two human must interact in order to initiate/witness the movement
-Gears will be human-powered.

I’m imagining my organic shape gear to be replaced in the platform of roundabouts:

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I think I am unconsciously influenced(&impressed) by the arrangement for kids play at Dutch Design week:


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Other possibilities with organic gear playground:

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31. Make a seating
2. (either/or)
Make a handle

http://lymanjames.deviantart.com/art/Elf-In-Containment-Field-342786597

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Magnetic Core Memory Workshop @ WDKA

I’ve worked with three WDKA students to imagine future application/art approach with the magnetic core memory boards.

Our process:

11.Destructive reading.
How about implicating a concept of destruction in the entire process? Instead of intentionally recording a memory/inserting current, we wanted the magnetic core memory to respond to the environment.

22. For example, by putting magnet above the board to take a risk of destroying but have a possibility to record.

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3. THE CORE INTEREST
We realized that our common interest was in responding to the/recording environment.

44. We wanted to expose sound wave/frequency so that the bit board can detect and have a magnetic response. By allowing this experiment, we could come up with binary codes that the magnetic bits responded to.

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5. However, we didn’t have the environment! We went back to the idea of storing memory of sound.
Instead of finding the responsive binary codes, here is our arbitrary chords code.
SO BY SENDING INDIVIDUAL CODES, WE CAN INTERPRET BINARY CODES TO SOUND

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6. Based on our convention, we’ve created an universal anthem!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4A5seYJR3M

Looking forward: 7
7. Dolphin has collective memories but its intelligence cannot be tangibly manifested. (b/c they have no hands!) However, if we decide to translate dolphin’s frequency into the magnetic core memory, it could be possible!..???

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Rotating speakers

http://www.strymon.net/tag/rotating-speaker/

http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/peachesgeorgia/media/allen%20gyro/IMG_0786.jpg.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_speaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etFMv_rRCWk

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-Magnetic-Levitation-Wireless-Bluetooth-4-1-Speakers-Floating-Rotating-Speaker-Subwoofer-with-Mic-Hand-free/32390609673.html
=This one is hilarious.. It’s a levitating/floating AND rotating speaker unit.

Pressure waves (SOUND)

PRESSURE WAVES

  • string is vibrating,creates impulse in the air, impulse in the air is a slight elevation of pressure (atmosphere) – goes to your sound drum – brain

Wind is transmitted Hot spot > cool spot
Air moves from hot to cold. BY pressure waves, Molecules next door

COMPARISON:
violin bow = wind
violin string vibrating = sand
Trumpet sound traveling inside the tube = compressed sand

————Following will be what I will research more, regarding pressure waves–

There are quite a few unique natural phenomena in Kazakhstan. For example, you may listen to “concerts” of signing sands in the environs of the resort of Ayak-Kalkan (Almaty region): here the sand dunes, being moved by the wind produce sounds which are as loud as the blasting of a ship siren.

Situated in Mangyshlak (the peninsula which juts out into the Caspian Sea) is the dry Karagiye Sink, the deepest in the FSU, with a depth of 132 meters below sea level. Then in Kazakhstan there are vast underground lakes, intricate canyons, and mysterious ice mountain Muztau – an iceberg on land.

Digital Input by Paul Mirel

http://pmsciart.com/2015/09/agenda-for-workshop-3-inputs-and-systems/

Week 3. Digital Input
Analog Input
System

*Simple_serial
=*parenthesis to print
Print ln = print line
Delay(150) = otherwise it’s too fast to read
Serial.print= 1. for value, out of the quote. *at the end of “, space for numbers.
//For Arduino// = TX blinking

*Serial_date_entry_test
=Both TX and RX not blinking
Echo = tell me what i just sent
While = wait until someone types and enter
While loop= (!=bang),= no serial available
number = Serial.pareINT (whatever number will be int)

*Digital_input_test
=P3 & ground = LOW, P3&5V=HIGH
MANUAL SWITCH
(when not touching, it’s always high, when it’s touching, it’s low)
->one wire from ground &(TOUCHING) the other wire from – input(connected to P3) wire
=SUCCEEDED FOR A DIGITAL INPUT
(*WITH 10K OHM)

*ANALOG INPUT
= WITH 1000 OHM
*Arduino_input_analog_test
=5V means positive

*Servo Motor (simple_servo)
=Going to an angle that we asked to
=Attach = don’t plug it in, it means in software it’s connecting
=void loop = 1. write -> go to that angle ->pause ->another angle
*Simple_system_test
=THIS IS COOL! I can imagine my gears working in different directions as the viewer presses the button.

IMPORTANT NOTES
1. HOOK UP INPUTS, RUN A TEST CODE
(If it doesn’t work, work it separately) (inputs, outputs-power supply, connection-, or code)
2. Hook up OUTPUTS, run a test code
3. Make a SIMPLE system code
4. It doesnt work? Go back to #1, and do it again (change codes around… whatev).

Kazakhstan landscape and natural phenomena (Sand dunes sound & sea leve)

http://aboutkazakhstan.com/about-kazakhstan-geography

There are quite a few unique natural phenomena in Kazakhstan. For example, you may listen to “concerts” of signing sands in the environs of the resort of Ayak-Kalkan (Almaty region): here the sand dunes, being moved by the wind produce sounds which are as loud as the blasting of a ship siren.

Situated in Mangyshlak (the peninsula which juts out into the Caspian Sea) is the dry Karagiye Sink, the deepest in the FSU, with a depth of 132 meters below sea level. Then in Kazakhstan there are vast underground lakes, intricate canyons, and mysterious ice mountain Muztau – an iceberg on land.

sourthern-kazakhstan-landscape-1

http://www.voxpopuli.kz/main/808-yugo-vostok-kazakhstana-kakim-ego-vidyat-ptitsy.html

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South shore of Lake Balkhash
South shore of Lake Balkhash

https://www.onedrop.org/gaiapromo/

GAIA curated by Guy Laliberte

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Bayganin District
Bayganin District
On the border of Lake Tengiz
On the border of Lake Tengiz: Tengiz Lake is a saline lake in north-central part of Kazakhstan. Lake Tengiz is an important wetland site for birds. It is a part of a Ramsar wetland site of international importance, “Tengiz-Korgalzhyn Lake System

The landscape photos of Lake Tengiz reminds me of the organic arrangement of gears I imagine.

MOVEMENT VS. STILLNESS

800px-Lake_Tengiz_NASA
14:55, 2 November 2006

Comments for Hieu Tran

https://htrancpj.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/week-1-september-02-september-08/

The campaign was convincingly composed that it really made supporters believe that anyone can program the movement of lights without complicated coding. What I really liked about the kickstarter project was that the cube was interactive and responsive. I have been to Purity Ring’s concert and her stage-set also had a similar LED cube but hanging LED lights from the ceiling that composed a cube in a larger scale. The light responded to the sound on the stage and that was really overpowering/overwhelming experience for me. She has done a similar project in 2013 that you can find in the following link. I think you will also find this interesting?: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/whats-inside-purity-rings-interactive-light-cocoons
Photo below is her LED light (cube-like) stage set I saw in May, 2015.

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