- 1 About Me
- 2 Andamans with ANET
- 3 Srishti
- 3.1 Day 11 Jan 20
- 3.2 Day 12 Jan 21
- 3.3 Day 13 Jan 22
- 3.4 Day 14 Jan 23
- 3.5 Day 15 Jan 24
- 3.6 Day 16 Jan 25 - Sunday
- 3.7 Day 17 Jan 26 - Republic Day
- 3.8 Day 18 Jan 27
- 3.9 Day 19 Jan 28
- 3.10 Day 20 Jan 29
- 3.11 Day 21 Jan 30
- 3.12 Day 22 Jan 31 - Saturday - Tutor Meeting
- 3.13 Day 23 Feb 1 - Sunday
- 3.14 Day 24 Feb 2 - Monday- Official College Holiday
- 3.15 Day 25 Feb 3 - Tuesday
- 3.16 Project Schedule - EPES - 2015
- 3.17 Day 26 Feb 4 - Tuesday
- 3.18 Day 27 Feb 5
- 3.19 Day 28 Feb 6
- 3.20 Day 29 Feb 7
- 3.21 Day 30 Feb 8
- 3.22 Day 31 Feb 9 - Monday
- 3.23 Day 32 Feb 10
- 3.24 Day 33 Feb 11
- 3.25 Day 34 Feb 12
- 3.26 Day 34 Feb 12
- 3.27 Day 35 Feb 13
- 3.28 Day 36 Feb 14
- 3.29 Day 37 Feb 15 - Holiday
- 3.30 Day 38 Feb 16 - Monday
- 3.31 Day 39 Feb 17
- 3.32 Day 40 Feb 18
- 3.33 Day 41 Feb 19 - Presentation day
- 3.34 Day 42 Feb 20
- 3.35 Day 43 Feb 21
- 3.36 Day 44 Feb 22
- 3.37 Day 45 Feb 23 - Monday
- 3.38 Day 48 Feb 26
- 3.39 Day 49 Feb 27
- 3.40 Day 52 Mar 2 - Reading - Beyond Black Boxes: Bringing Transparency and Aesthetics Back to Scientific Investigation
- 3.41 Day 53 Mar 3
- 3.42 Day 54-61 Mar 4-10
- 3.43 Day 62 Mar 11
- 3.44 Day 63 Mar 12
- 3.45 Day 75 Mar 24
- 4 Phase 3
- 4.1 Day 82 Mar 31
- 4.2 Day 83 April 1
- 4.3 Day 84 April 2
- 4.4 Day 85 April 3
- 4.5 Day 89 April 7
- 4.6 Day 90 April 8
- 4.7 Day 91 April 9
- 4.8 Day 92 April 10
- 4.9 Day 93 April 11 - Saturday
- 4.10 Quick Picture documentation
- 4.11 Day 95 April 13 - Monday
- 4.12 Day 96 April 14
- 4.13 Day 97 April 15
- 4.14 Day 98 April 16 - Time to push myself harder
- 4.15 Day 99 April 17
You can find my works here - Undrawn
Full Name - Vikram Kumar Ranu
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mob - 9632470514
Andamans with ANET
Kindly correct my spellings
Inter tidal walk, forest walk, ANET location, Mangrove walk
Documentation 1st Draft
'SATURDAY TO SATURDAY '
Day 1 Jan 10
Exploring ANET with maps, clues and questions (Letter Box)
Oceans and tides were high
People and team working over there, the first interaction
Cutting of lock with the ax saw
Drawing first iPad drawing sitting in balcony.
Shifting to next hut.
Night out at the beach with Vivek and drawing 7 iPad drawings of trees.
Day 2 Jan 11
4:30 AM - Intertidal walk
Few picture and video documentation
the big white tree Padauk
Walk on the sands and then on the oceans cause the tides were high
Sand art helped connecting with massArts students
Break fast - eggs and poha.
Caustics and tree shadows on the oceans.
getting to know few of them. interacting with mass arts faculties, artist and biologist.
Sensing with conscious
DIY 101 learned about LED
Fun rotation DIY uv led light toy, that i can relate to Jelly fish
Day 3 Jan 12
8 AM - Mangrove walk
Headed by Savita and Katya
H2S hydrogen Sulphide
Picture and Video documentation
SeaKrate walk,Pit Viper, spotted 2 torch light night time with video documentation. dogs following us behind
Walk with Yashas and Mark From Anet to near by Anugama to Anet - interaction
Play with insect catcher tool, joy of counting 28 small insects and 1 spider
Day 4 Jan 13
Helping (very little) for Jackson’s oven
Beach and swimming and interaction with mass arts students about their culture and college lifestyles and telling my shy- indian story.
Scuba diving training
breathing in and out, removing water in the glasses while inside the water.
Lunch with mass arts at a resort
Jetty - Fish landing, Lobsters , fishes - video documentation.
Bengali Fisher men
Walk from Anugame to Anet
Baracuda fish cooked for dinner
Interacting with mass arts standouts art works
Exploring tree house and Yashas’s Art and Science lab.
Light beep understanding chip design, integrated circuit, resistors and Capacitors. Help from Mark
Day 5 Jan 14
Rain and storm
GoPro video documentation
Play with seed as javelin
Fidler crab think like an artist
Sound documentation for rain that falls on the tall trees
Presentation by Scuba instruction about coral reef we experienced
Make an insect catcher tool with a bottle and 2 pipes
Reflection with Mass arts students and interaction via different kind of performance oriented games. Sharing our best experience.
Interacting with teaches and understanding them empathy. Listen more the talk.
Using Saul’s microscope
Saul explaining about the colour sensing tool - spectrometer. black and white standard UV and UR.
colour of a gecko
Working with webcam camera and its lens and clicking pictures
Reading by Padmini on Goethe
Day 6 Jan 15
Dry Snake bite on my left foot - may be a baby Keel-back
Watching them with microscope
Working on a stable microscope.
2nd Presentation by Scuba instruction, inspired by one photograph of Katya
Milkha’s movie screening on his Masters movies
Fun performance based interaction , the laugh and belly , and circle inside of a circle.
h2 - massarts. S Srishti together we are H2S in the mangroves and ANET as the Catalyst
Day 7 Jan 16
Mangrove walk , mud hole water PH value, slight rain water neutralised it
Walk on tidal with teacher, understanding with empathy, listening more, less talking. taking videos of them.
Working on finishing the Led rotating toy with a glove attached made of duck tape
Exhibition of our DIY
Surprise by ANEt - Video presention on Anet and our funny documentation
Day 8 Jan 17
Certificate Scuba diving
Flight from Port Blair to Chennai
Train from Chennai to Bangalore 8 hrs
10 PM reached bangalore
Day 9 Jan 18
Gud bye, Lunch at Arzu’s House, Ants , Toit, Vistah, See off
Day 10 Jan 19
First Draft Documentation
DIY list that I worked on
learnt about basics tools
1.Led fun jelly Fish
2.Led bib bip (Learning resisters and capacitor)
Day 11 Jan 20
Reading : laboratory to landscape
Lab Visits with in srishti (objective is to create a lab of our own)
music drama lab
How to make our own lab
Emptying and setting our own lab
Peter Vogel - screening The sound of shadows 2011
introduction to basics of electronics
creating abstract switches
Day 12 Jan 21
Recommended reading about "Dr Faustus"
Basic of Eletronics
Resistance 1k 10k 120k
Circuit diagram basics
LDR Light D Resistance
buzzer speaker - varying sound
Day 13 Jan 22
Movie - "Life in Aquatic"
Reading - "Yearners and Schoolers"
LOGO programming language for kids.
different ways of connecting these circuits, aligator clips, breadboards, soldering (different stayles) and more
Chips and IC's
Day 14 Jan 23
Presentation by Andrej
Andrej from Parague
creative design of basic amplifier circuit.
Day 15 Jan 24
Holiday, Worked on the face circuit amplifier I made and it was working . (Whole day)
drawn fish circuit amplifier
Transmiter - touch circuit.
Creative circuit design
Day 16 Jan 25 - Sunday
Holiday, Movie night
Day 17 Jan 26 - Republic Day
Reflection on Andamans trip
Opportunity to collaborate with MassArts students and make some great friends
ANET as catalyst
see biology in different perspective
working with school teacher with empathy
working in diy understanding electronics basic priciple and how simple fun engaging things can be done using this
working with Jakson, Saul, Mark and Yashash
walk alone on the roads and face tall diversity of trees
saving water and not shaving
snake bite - finally i belong there
night out camping in the beach
drawing in ipad
engaging with Mass Arts student while doing sand art and other performance oriented activity
sleeping less (getting good sleep) and running around looking for work has change me to be more responsible
the feel of falling lonely was gone for that time of my life
Interacting ANET people and their library was whole new nature kind experience
drawing in the dark
interacting with standouts that were drawing
scuba diving breathing on and off for 40 mins inside water
i collected a lot of inspiration
Reflection on lab and class
learnt to organise
help on small small things helped me learn faster
i feel responsible, self independent, and not lonely
spending time in class is engaging
small group is always better.
owning a lab feel like owning a workspace, i feel like storing all my tools there cause i cant work in my house.
education - scientist perspective and balance
Mark and Yashas as a source of ideas and information
Day 18 Jan 27
Work in collaboration on making 1st draft simple book story based for kids to understand.
Day 19 Jan 28
Work in collaboration part 2
Day 20 Jan 29
Discussion and Critic on working together and how individuals are different in terms of communication, diversity , style of work etc.
Reading Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford
Lines from the book -
1."The man who works recognizes his own product in the World that has actually been transformed by his work: he recognizes himself in it, he sees in it his own human reality, in it he discovers and reveals to others the objective reality of his humanity, of the originally abstract and purely subjective idea he has of himself."
2."The satisfactions of manifesting oneself concretely in the world through manual competence have been known to make a man quiet and easy. They seem to relieve him of the felt need to offer chattering interpretations of himself to vindicate his worth. He can simply point: the building stands, the car now runs, the lights are on. Boasting is what a boy does, who has no real effect in the world. But craftsmanship must reckon with the infallible judgment of reality, where one’s failures or shortcomings cannot be interpreted away."
3.The craftsman is proud of what he has made, and cherishes it, while the consumer discards things that are perfectly serviceable in his restless pursuit of the new. The craftsman is then more possessive, more tied to what is present, the dead incarnation of past labor; the consumer is more free, more imaginative, and so more valorous according to those who would sell us things. Being able to think materially about material goods, hence critically, gives one some independence from the manipulations of marketing, which typically divert attention from what a thing is to a back-story intimated through associations, the point of which is to exaggerate minor differences between brands.
4.It is as though in our cultural iconography we are given the muscled arm, sleeve rolled tight against biceps, but no thought bright behind the eye, no image that links hand and brain.
5.More precisely, any algorithmic solution to the crafting problem cannot itself be generated algorithmically, as it must include ad hoc constraints known only through practice, that is, through embodied manipulations.
6.The factory service manuals tell you to be systematic in eliminating variables, but they never take such factors into account. So you have to develop your own decision tree for the particular circumstances.
7.Eventually it was learned that the only way to get them to work harder was to play upon the imagination, stimulating new needs and wants.
8.“Expert systems,” a term coined by artificial intelligence researchers, were initially developed by the military for battle command, then used to replicate industrial expertise in such fields as oil-well drilling and telephone-line maintenance. Then they found their way into medical diagnosis, and eventually the cognitively murky, highly lucrative, regions of financial and legal advice.
9. It seems we must take a cold-eyed view of “knowledge work,” and reject the image of a rising sea of pure mentation that lifts all boats. More likely is a rising sea of clerkdom.
Talk by Mark and Yashash - i could very well relate it with the reading.
Day 21 Jan 30
We went out to get sun and collect few items from the streets and then made we made some connection out of it.
We had a yoga session. our breath and conscious were controlled and we went back through timeline to get to know our selves in Andamans to now.
We wrote and drew about it.
Presentation by Padmini on Srishti and Drishi school childrens DIY works
Day 22 Jan 31 - Saturday - Tutor Meeting
Working with grids for portfolio
Day 23 Feb 1 - Sunday
Day 24 Feb 2 - Monday- Official College Holiday
Day 25 Feb 3 - Tuesday
Working with Pasco
Ideas with ECG - 2 heart beats attached , musics beats relative with your heart beat.
Working on with bio bio 0 1 0 1 circuit in a different way of soldering
Project Schedule - EPES - 2015
Day 26 Feb 4 - Tuesday
010101 IC cicuit + transitor to motor ( controlled by touch )
Day 27 Feb 5
Day 28 Feb 6
Day 29 Feb 7
Day 30 Feb 8
Day 31 Feb 9 - Monday
Extreme Place around Bangalore , Size Scale - Brainstorm
I got lost - no ideas
Day 32 Feb 10
IMAGINARY - Kit design ideas and prototype
Fail attempts to make a motor using a battery magnet and wire
Day 33 Feb 11
Kit designs ideas (Very imaginary out of context)
Research on already existing DIY based on the brain map with it.
Heart - Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve!
Light - Light box for animation - Portable light table
Projection Mapping - Projection Mapping with 3D Tracing
Day 34 Feb 12
What is Audrino??
Discussion about - how to work for proposal writing
Finding own skills and group skills workshop
Day 34 Feb 12
Proposal draft 1
Day 35 Feb 13
Proposal and Seminar Discussion as a group.
Who for How and Why we ?
Day 36 Feb 14
Meeting with GN
Day 37 Feb 15 - Holiday
Day 38 Feb 16 - Monday
Signing of the legal form.
Reading through Proposal and Process Guidelines
Day 39 Feb 17
Proposal 2nd draft. Correction
Group Discussion on Presentation.
Day 40 Feb 18
Discussion and making of presentation.
Workshop by Bidisha on how to fly a drone.
Day 41 Feb 19 - Presentation day
Day 42 Feb 20
Day 43 Feb 21
Day 44 Feb 22
Day 45 Feb 23 - Monday
Ref - Guide for Arduino
Basics 1 : Blinking an LED
Basics 2 : Controlling LED blink with a Potentiometer
Basics 3 : RGB LED cathode
I worked changing them
digitalWrite(RED_PIN, HIGH); digitalWrite(GREEN_PIN, HIGH); digitalWrite(BLUE_PIN, HIGH);
Basics 4 : Multiple LED lights in Pattern
digitalWrite(ledPins, HIGH); delay(delayTime); digitalWrite(ledPins, LOW); delay(delayTime); digitalWrite(ledPins, LOW); delay(delayTime); digitalWrite(ledPins, LOW); delay(delayTime);
Basics 4 : Using a Piezo Buzzer
Reflection on Presentation
Day 48 Feb 26
Submission of Project proposal after seminar feedback
Making list of what to buy from SPJ road.
Group discussion on
Day 49 Feb 27
Arranging our tools
Working on simple robot that folows line. Big Fail. But nice video shots.. "It was a cripple robot" - Mark
Things to buy -
Day 52 Mar 2 - Reading - Beyond Black Boxes: Bringing Transparency and Aesthetics Back to Scientific Investigation
"Origin in techniques"
"Cognitive discipline of the mind"
"Both the power and the problem with modern scientific instrumentation are reflected in the term “black box” that is commonly used to describe the equipment. Today’s blackbox instruments are highly effective in making measurements and collecting data – enabling even novices to perform advanced scientific experiments. But, at the same time, these black boxes are “opaque” (in that their inner workings are often hidden and thus poorly understood by their users) and they are bland in appearance (making it difficult for users to feel a sense of personal connection with scientific activity). "
"Beyond Black Boxes (BBB) project"
"Jenny never succeeded in her original plan to monitor what types of birds would be attracted to what types of bird food. But the activity of building the bird feeder provided a rich collection of learning experiences."
"Jenny (and other students working on BBB projects) certainly did not understand the inner workings of the Cricket electronics. But that was not the goal. "
"This ability to modify and extend her project led Jenny to develop a deep sense of personal involvement and ownership. "
"As the old saying goes: “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one can do anything about it.” In monitoring weather, students are just passive observers. "
Constructionist learning is inspired by the constructivist theory that individual learners construct mental models to understand the world around them. Constructivism advocates student-centred, discovery learning where students use information they previously know to acquire more knowledge.
1. The learner's learning activities should be related to a larger task. This is important because it allows students to see the connection to the activities that can be applied to many aspects of life. As a result, the learner will find the materials and activities they are doing useful.
2. The learner needs to be supported to feel that they are beginning to have ownership of the overall problem.
3. An authentic task should be designed for the learner. This means that the task and the learner's cognitive ability have to match the problems to make learning valuable.
4. Reflection on the content being learned should occur so the learner can think through the process of what he/she has learned.
5. Allow and encourage the learners to test ideas against different views in different contexts.
Shopping on SP Road
Day 53 Mar 3
2 insects kind robots I made using vibration motors, photo diods and LM386 chip
one very simple robot - success
Day 54-61 Mar 4-10
This 7 days = 5 was the making week + Holi day. So 6th to 8th was holiday
I worked on vibration robots with different variation.
Touched arduino , few more basics
Went shopping to SP road.
ATTINY85, - workshop by Mark
Made an board that connects with Arduino to easy program ATTINY85 with help of Mark
Made an Attiny85 RGB LED vibration robots
Made an Attiny85 RGB LED vibration robots with switch. Code that changes with switch pushed.
Workshop on Vib Motors planning.
Day 62 Mar 11
Working on illustration for the poster for workshop
Coding more on ATTINY85 on RGB LED , - introduction to basic coding.
Images are going to come soon, in my next post.
Preparation and discussion on workshop
Day 63 Mar 12
cleaning of the class
Day 75 Mar 24
My role is very my defined from the practises I did over last month mostly on making and using them as a tool to engage with people and kid.
Designer role ( Maker + for people and kids to create a learning experience )
Over next weak I intend to use sensors with attiny85, learn relevant programming, and understand power supply for Attiny85 and transistor.
And using what I learn create an array of prototype which would lead to a constructions like lego.
Day 82 Mar 31
Learning about TIP120 transistor - Objective is to Power up my sensors.
Ref image credit - https://ctheds.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/tip120.jpg
"So you have a DC motor or lamp but no matter how you connect them to your Arduino they just won't work? Guess what, the Arduino is a brain that comes with small muscles. It can control LEDs and other low power nicknacks but not those power motors or lights you need for your next project. The Arduino is good at thinking but not for heavy lifting. Lazy lad."
"The TIP120 is a very robust item. It can handle lots of power (see specs) but the Arduino can't. So we must protect the Arduino from potential party crashers. For starters, we use a 1K Ohm resistor between the Arduino pins and the TIP120 Base pin. This is insurance against electric shorts. The TIP120 can handle 60V and 5A but I assure you the Arduino won't."
Exploring simple sensors to start working on
Day 83 April 1
Ultrasonic sensors with Arduino with Mark
NewPing Library files can be found here Reference : Ultrasonic
TIP120 NPN transistor to power up motor with external power source
To create a email
To create a youtube uploading
"PIR sensors allow you to sense motion, almost always used to detect whether a human has moved in or out of the sensors range. They are small, inexpensive, low-power, easy to use and don't wear out. For that reason they are commonly found in appliances and gadgets used in homes or businesses. They are often referred to as PIR, "Passive Infrared", "Pyroelectric", or "IR motion" sensors."
Ultrasonic Attiny85 - I need to refer this this link to understand the coding for Attiny85. Cause coding is quite deeper for Arduino as compared to Attiny85 to understand.
made motor wit TIP120 transistor that runs on blink sketch
discussion with Suren, team work.
made ultrasonic sensors that can power up motor (using ext power source through TIP120) when the distance is 30cm.
Day 84 April 2
made ultrasonic sensors that can power up 2 motors (using ext power source through TIP120) when the distance is (ex-30cm and 50cm)
learning basic coding
planning and ideation
too much thinking on possibilities and if attend can be used? simple is better.
Simplicity in life
Day 85 April 3
Day 89 April 7
Attiny85 and ultrasonic
Day 90 April 8
Make an Arduino from scratch
Day 91 April 9
learning boot loader
learning to make atmega arduino
making list to buy
shopping to SP road
Day 92 April 10
Servo Motors in Arduino.
Meeting with GN
Got complete lost after lunch.
Ideation in head
Evening time - Bootloader - sucess
Day 93 April 11 - Saturday
Making of standalone arduino - failed - light failed to blink
Bootleader in Breadboard
Made a Bootloader in PCB
Made 3 external powered vibration bots which has connection female port.
Made an Attiny on PCB with female ports.
Worked with Atmega328 with 16MH crystal, to blink a LED.
Multiple Vibration Bots that vibrates with varying distance values by Ultrasonic Sensors.
Quick Picture documentation
Day 95 April 13 - Monday
Standalone Arduino on PCB
Attiny85 Nodes- adding GND female ports to it.
Multiple bots with Ultrasonic Sensors, moving based on Sensors, with Standalone Arduino on PCB.
Regulator (7V - 14V) to 5V for Standalone Arduino on PCB
Day 96 April 14
Day 97 April 15
LM35 with arduino
Day 98 April 16 - Time to push myself harder
4 digit 7 segment Display
reference - 4-digit-7-segment-led-display-arduino-demo
470 ohm Resistor - 7 4.7k ohm Resistor - 7 2N2222 / 2N3904 NPN transistor - 4
reference for codes - ARDUINO-TEMPERATURE-SENSOR-LM35
Moter with Attiny85
LM35 with a motor as output.
Day 99 April 17
Arduino Stand alone reference - Electronic Basics #6: Standalone Arduino Circuit - love this tutorial by Great Scott!
How to Multiplex- idea! sign graph with vibration bots on external power 3v.
Barometer Sensor BMP180 GY68
Reference - bmp180-barometric-pressure-sensor-hookup
Library - BMP180_Breakout
gnd to gnd
vcc to 5v
A0 to DP2
Reference - using-a-tilt-sensor
Tilt sensor with Vibration Motors
Arduino design and understanding.