Spring 22 Weekly Schedule

Week 1 (Jan. 24 & 26)

Primitive shapes, Programming concepts

Create an account on the P5js editor website.

Assignments due 30 January 2023  11:59pm:

    • Production:
      • Due Jan. 31 (post documentation on blog): Make a self-portrait using P5js.
        • The portrait must be entirely created by your code i.e. you must not interact with your computer while the portrait is being made (e.g. no drawing using the mouse)
        • The portrait does not need to be dynamic (i.e. it does not need to change while we look at it)
        • The portrait does not need to be realistic. The purpose is to practice using the simple drawing functions.
    •  Reading:
Week 2 (Jan. 31 & Feb. 2)

Animation, Conditionals, Loops

Assignments due 6 February 2023  11:59pm:

      • If you are new to functions or want to review, watch Dan Shiffman’s functions tutorials. There are four videos, each less than 10 minutes.
      • Watch at least the first four of Dan Shiffman’s Object Oriented Programming tutorials.
Week 3 ( Feb. 7 & 9)

Functions, Arrays, and Object-Oriented Programming

Basic (very) Car Sketch

Assignments due 13 February 2023  11:59pm:

  • Production:
    • (post documentation on blog): Create a generative artwork using Object-Oriented Programming. You may use arrays if you wish. Pay attention to the structure, clarity, and organization of your program. As always, document your project:
      • Well commented code, especially for any confusing or tricky parts
      • References to any examples or inspiration
      • Functions as needed to organize your program
      • Excellent names for variables and functions
      • Post code and one or more images
      • Describe the overall concept of your artwork
      • Include the image(s) or link(s) to video
      • Describe any problems you ran into
  • Reading:
    • Watch this two part (part 1 and part 2) video tutorial on transformations
    • Watch this video tutorial on Perlin noise
Week 4 (Feb. 14 &  16)

Loading Data, Displaying text

Assignments due 20 February 2023  11:59pm:

  • Production:
    • (post documentation on blog): Either make some sort of data visualization, or create a generative text output.
    • (no blog post needed): Bring an idea (or ideas) to class for your midterm. We will spend part of class next week working on your midterms.
  • Reading:
Week 5 (Feb. 21 & 23)

Image Processing, Sounds (download files for use in class), introduce Midterm Project

Assignments due 27 February 2023  11:59pm:

  • Production:
    • Post documentation on blog: Make some progress on your midterm project:
      • Midterm Project:
        • Make a game using everything you have learned so far
        • Due Mar. 9th
        • Can be one or more players
        • Must include
          • At least one shape
          • At least one image
          • At least one sound
          • At least one on-screen text
          • Object Oriented Programming
        • The game must start with a screen giving instructions, and must wait there until a button or key (your choice) is pressed
        • After the game is won or lost, there must be a way to restart the game without closing and restarting the program
  • Reading:
Week 6 (Feb. 28 & Mar. 2)

Computer Vision

Assignments due 6 March 2023  11:59pm::

  • Production:
        • Complete Midterm (post documentation on blog)
Week 7 (Mar. 7 & 9)
Midterm due – Mar. 9 (post documentation on blog)

Assignments due 23 March 2023  11:59pm:

    • Prepare a space for working with electronics
      • Have your kits ready to use in class
    • Install the Arduino IDE from here. If you are on Windows choose the Windows Installer.
    • In your kit is a bundle of jumper wires with a very tight ziptie that must be carefully removed. Please do this before class because it may take you a while to find the right tool. A sharp pair of scissors should work. A knife might damage the wires and hurt you.

    • Be careful not to damage the wires or yourselves!
Week 8 (Mar. 23)

Introduction to Electricity, arduino digital input & output

Assignments due 27 March 2023  11:59pm:

Week 9 (Mar. 28 & 30)

Arduino: analog input & output

Assignments due 3 April 2023  11:59pm:

  • Production:
    •  (post documentation on blog): Get information from at least one analog sensor and at least one digital sensor (switch), and use this information to control at least two LEDs, one in a digital fashion and the other in an analog fashion, in some creative way.
  • Reading:
Week 10 (Apr. 4 & 6)

Sound, Servo motor, Mapping

Assignments due 10 April 2023  11:59pm:

  • Production:
    • (post documentation on blog) – group assignment (2 people per group):  Make a musical instrument
      • You must use at least one digital sensor (switch)
      • You must use at least one analog sensor (photoresistor, potentiometer, or distance measuring sensor)
  • Reading:
    • (be prepared to discuss both):
    • It is important that you understand the concepts behind BlinkWithoutDelay. Here are links to various other explanations of the same thing. Browse them, and read one deeply enough that you understand. Come to class with questions if none of these help.

Week 11 (Apr. 11 & 13)

Serial Communication, introduce Final Project

Assignments due 17 April 2023  11:59pm:

  • Production:
    • (each person, not just one for a group, should post code for each exercise, and video of just the LED lighting up with the ball bouncing) Work in the groups from class to finish the three in-class examples exercises:
      1. make something that uses only one sensor  on arduino and makes the ellipse in p5 move on the horizontal axis, in the middle of the screen, and nothing on arduino is controlled by p5
      2. make something that controls the LED brightness from p5
      3. take the gravity wind example (https://editor.p5js.org/aaronsherwood/sketches/I7iQrNCul) and make it so every time the ball bounces one led lights up and then turns off, and you can control the wind from one analog sensor
    • (post documentation on blog): Write a preliminary concept for your final project, which must incorporate both Arduino and P5.
      • Final project prompt (examples are listed on syllabus page)
        • Create a physically interactive system of your choice that relies on a multimedia computer for some sort of processing or data analysis. The Final should use BOTH P5 AND Arduino. Your focus should be on careful and timely sensing of the relevant actions of the person or people that you’re designing this for, and on clear, prompt, and effective responses. Any interactive system is going to involve systems of listening, thinking, and speaking from both parties. Whether it involves one cycle or many, the exchange should be engaging. You may work alone or in groups.
  • Reading
    • Due Apr. 18 (be prepared to discuss) : Design Meets Disability
      • Mang’s section: Dev and Yunho to lead
      • Michael’s section: Aigerim and Aaron to lead
Week 12 (Apr. 18 & 20)

DC motors, Construction and Debugging, Final Project Proposal

Assignments due 24 April 2023  11:59pm:

  • Production:
    • (send email to teacher): Commit to your final project proposal, include the following explanations in the email:
      • Finalized concept for the project
      • Description of what your Arduino program will do with each input and output and what it will send to and/or receive from P5
      • Description of what P5 program will do and what it will send to and/or receive from Arduino
      • Whether you’re doing it as solo or group, and if in a group who is your partner (only one email needed for a group)
    •  (post documentation on blog):
      • Get your project 90% complete
Week 13 (Apr. 25 & 27)

Work on Final Project

Assignments due 1 May 2023  11:59pm:

  • Production:
    • (post documentation on blog):
      • Conduct user testing (record video)
No classes: Eid Al-Fitr Holiday May 2 & 4
Week 13.5 (May 5 – [Thurs.] – Class meets on Mon. schedule)

Assignments due ?? May 2023  11:59pm:

Final Project and final project documentation due at the beginning of class, May 11

Week 14 (May 9 & 11)
Final Project Due May 11 (post documentation on blog)