PhD Progress

Research
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Passed my Viva with minor corrections! Looking forward to sharing my finalised Thesis soon, in the meantime here is my current Abstract. Reframing Older People with Dementia in Design: Revealing the realities of care environments through the design of physical digital artifacts for meaningful moments. This research was a practice-led exploration...

Capacitance: Toggle Brightness

Arduino, Code
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Some code for toggling the brightness of an LED using the Arduino capacitance touch library. For further information about using capacitance sensing with the Arduino see this related post. If you want more states, change the variable states (line 9) to a higher number and add additional if...

Capacitance Touch Library

Arduino, Code
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The CapTouch library for the Arduino allows you to use large resistors (1M-10M) to create simple capacitance sensors that can be used like buttons or to create more complex sensors like wheels and stroke sensors.  Official documentation of the library can be found here.  While the library works quite well,...

Conductive Glass Workshops

Interaction, Research, Workshop
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I took part in a really exciting workshop looking at the potential of conductive glass. This was run by Justin Marshall at Northumbria University and Jeffrey Sarmiento from the National Glass Centre in Sunderland (thank you both).  As an exploratory workshop, we conducted a range of experiments looking at conductive...