onsdag 30. april 2008

exploring "pillow form"


This is where I am now
One small and one big cushion



The small pillow, whit the big eye for recognizing your story
and mouth for you to listen to the story


The big cushion, whit the same function in eye and mouth




Earlyer models of the big cushion







Trying out different forms for the pillow

fredag 25. april 2008

Prototyping









This weekend I am going to test the pillow on my cousin,
and since I did not have the fairytale books that matches the sound in the pillow I made some "cardboard rfid buttons" .

tirsdag 22. april 2008

Graphics




more sketches on the graphics for the pillow

Making a new prototype pillow


The sound quality on the speakers in the sound pillow I had was to bad. So no I have taken the speakers from my koss headset and put them in bobble wrapping and put them inside another pillow.

fredag 11. april 2008

Fabric print




I have started thinking about fabric print and pattern and have done some sketching

Prototyping




Putting the rfid reader inside the pillow

fredag 4. april 2008

torsdag 13. mars 2008

Inspiration from the toy fair in New York


I got some pictures from the toy fair in New York from core77 for inspiration for my project.





This is a pillow called "My beating hart". It is a soft pillow whit soothing heartbeat that you can feel. It is design to help you relax, escape everday stress, daydream, meditate and take delicious naps, the blogger at core 77 writes.





tirsdag 11. mars 2008

My plan for Wednesday


What to do tomorrow.

søndag 9. mars 2008

Lily pad


I am thinking about maybe buying lily pads for my final product,
since I am most likely making a soft product, and they are washable.

Tom Igoe course

















Tinnitus pillow whit speakers, rfid reader, mp3 player, battery.
Books whit rfid tags.


Next week I want to make a prototype of a “story telling pillow”. I am planning to get the rfid reader to read witch book you want to listen to, and start playing a story from a mp3 player.

I have to find out how the “story pillow” should work. How is the mp3 suppose to work, should you downloading sounds from the Internet? Ore should everything be stored on the mp3 form the start? How should it start playing? How should it stop playing? Could I use a pressure sensor? How should you power the mp3 player- a cable? Is it possibility to take the player out?
Where do you buy the books and the story? Where should the rfid be placed? Etc.

Arduino Course









Learning how to hock up a motor and the rfid reader.



















Knut and me also decided to make a new paper cup robot.
The new one is a walking cup, we used a touch sensitive glove
to command it and a servo to make it move forward.

Sound pillow



I found a pillow that has tow integrated speakers, it’s called a tinnitus pillow and it plays relaxing sounds to help people whit tinnitus to sleep. The pillow is not recommended to children under 3 years old, but it dos not say why? So I spoke whit an audiogram to find out why. She told me that children are born whit fully develop hearing so the only thing she cold thing of being a problem is that small children could get strangled by the power cable.

lørdag 8. mars 2008

Some activities in the kindergarten




Playing indoors, Playing outdoors, Eating, Sleeping, Going to the toilet, Tidying up toys
Reading, Drawing, Painting, Colouring, Building things, Arts and craft, Playing music
Singing, Dancing, Resting, Baking, Dressing to go outdoors, Hanging up your clothes...

Visiting a kindergarten



Children from one to three years old have a resting hour around twelve a clock.
Some other kids do not want to sleep an gets a bit bored when the “kindergarten workers” are busy tidying after eating, and putting smaller children to sleep.

onsdag 27. februar 2008

My big plan for my workshop on friday








Einars workshop plan


#1 Its a privilege

#2 Be professional
#3 Be prepared
#4 Make a good workshop setting
#5 Be inviting
#6 Have an inspiring inventory
#7 Be realistic. choose your scope carefully
Choose a workshop level thats realistic
#8 Be strict. Make rules, its your workshop
#9 The workshop as a story. (Dynamics!)How should it start and end
#10Where do you start? Explore the context, make a drawing.
#11 Make clever tasks! Simple and immediate
#12 Successions of tasks and questions. Have a backup plan
#13 Distribute and produce
#14 Gather knowledge, angles and inspiration
#15 Design task and materials
#16 Provide an inspiring starting point, ("ideacards")
#17 The context shapes the output
#18 Design the context
#19 Consider what output you want (Drawings,lists+)
#20 Talking and doing. Have something to talk around. Put stuff on the table
#21 Summary is optional
#22 Preapare

Do not underestimate the power of coffee and sugar!

mandag 25. februar 2008

tangible interaction; consept developing


This is a "rfid sound pillow". You pick the storybook you want to listen to, place it over the pillow so the pillow know which story to tell, rest your head on the pillow, and listen to the story. You can follow the story in your book and look at pictures.

Rfid paint. This is a paintbrush whit a rfid reader, and boxes whit different paints and pattern to use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-IlwqXi1MU

Martin showed me this project which is very similar to what i thought.. just that my thought was much more simple

Free book


Yesterday I and my sister was out walking, and we came over this free book.

tangible interaction reserch on toys





mandag 18. februar 2008

"the scream cup"

Knut and I wanted to make something out of the arduino workshop,
so we decided to make a robot/alien thing out of a cup, led lights,
sensor,and a speaker.


The technology of the "scream cup" placed on the breadboard.



Then we placed all the components inside a cup, and connected the arudino board to a 9v battery, so there was no lines going out from the cup.



Tata! The finished scream cup.


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torsdag 14. februar 2008

MooseCard

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Bread Board whit led and light sensors



































Arduino and breadbord whit lots of leds


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