Arduino Switch Ft. Eurobeat – Meredith Kopriva

After a bunch of troubleshooting with a friend who knew how to Arduino better than I did, we figured out how to actually get the lights to turn on (and blink!) when the switch was turned on. I didn’t want to ruin the wires or damage anything at all (or even risk it), so when I got home I ditched the “run the electricity through water” idea.

The code is the basic “blink” code included in Arduino, with the on and off commands set to 187.5 instead of the default – thanks to using a site to figure out the BPM of a song per millisecond, and then dividing that number by two.

I very much, from the start, wanted the lights to blink in beat to a song. While I had certainly edited the music in for better quality, I had actually planned on filming the whole song; but that would be too long for something that does not need to be long.

Intro – Meredith Kopriva (Am I doing this right?)

Hello everyone, I don’t know if I’m doing this right, so if I’m not please let me know.

I’m Meredith Kopriva, I don’t have much – if any – prior experience with making tangible interactions. In fact, the main reason I’m taking this class is because I have to take an upper level class and my options were very limited.

I can’t link an example I really recall because it was at the Digital Culture Showcase of last year (Fall 2017 Semester); but I can very much describe what it was. The topic of it was to move objects in real space, and they would influence objects in a digital space. By moving blocks around on a canvas, a digital ball would bounce and collide with them; it was really cool to mess around with that.