Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ideas: PoV Yoyo, Press-fit food || Classes, Spring 2011

Mmmmm.... classes.
Started out with:
2.008 (Make a yoyo)
6.131 (Power electronics)
6.042 (Math for CS majors)
6.003 (Signals and Systems)
6.004 (Computation Structures)
Some HASS class

Now:
2.008 (Make a LED persistence of vision yoyo)
6.131 (Power electronics)
MAS.863 (How to make almost anything)
21M.611 (Foundations of Theater)
Possibly either 6.003 or 6.004, still.

In other words, I was ecstatic when I heard I got into MAS.863 and that flipped me in favor of not double-majoring in 2 and 6 (unless I decide to take an extra semester or something).

==mas.863==
Our first assignment:
Trying to think of interesting new ideas, I thought of pressfitting food (sparked by my interest in etching poptarts for nyancat poptart). The hunt for a suitable material is on...
Gingerbread recipe: http://homecooking.about.com/od/cookierecipes/r/blcookie111.htm
Other house-building person: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/arch-sass-0703.htmlhttp://cba.mit.edu/events/10.08.FAB6/Sass.pdf
Other materials guy: http://web.mit.edu/bin/cgicso?options=general&query=bredt came up with powder solution for 3d printing

(Other people's projects, which overlapped with some of my other ideas:

General Prettiness:


===2.008===

In the meantime, I've also been ignoring the present day and contemplating the near future of 2.008. I think we're supposed to be making paperweight designs or something, but my partner is a but hard to contact, so I've fallen back on daydreaming about LED persistence-of-vision yoyo's. Doesn't seem to have been done already, surprisitngly. And now for linkspam research:

PoV
Other products
DIY
Yoyo
2.008 Yoyos
In order of awesomeness / completeness of online documentation:

Youtube videos:
==misc.===
RFID tags idea: oohh, someone in a previous 863 class had a similar idea for not forgetting things. Or rather, exact 
passive, duct tape + magnet wire: http://scanlime.org/2011/05/duct-tape-rfid-tag-1/