Paper Computing + Straws!

Posted: November 8th, 2009 | Author: danny | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

So this week I teamed up with Jenn Casper and Rita Chen to build something using paper computing (teardrop) from the High Low Tech Group at the media lab.

It was pretty fun, but a little harder than we thought it would be. It also took quite a bit longer than we envisioned.

  • The paint needs to dry before it conducts well, or at all.
  • Super glue is sticky!
  • For some reason our graphite switch on a straw didn't quite work.

Here's a video of our completed piece:

MAS.714 Paper Computing from danny on Vimeo.

Here's some pictures of it:

Glue! Bwaah!

Glue! Bwaah!

Construction

Construction

Creating graphite switch

Creating graphite switch

Working hard

Working hard

Creating wire by painting tissue paper with copper paint

Creating "wire" by painting tissue paper with copper paint

Creating a light stand.

Creating a light stand.

Working hard

Working hard

Aerial View

Aerial View

Completed View 1

Completed View 1

Completed View 2

Completed View 2


One Comment on “Paper Computing + Straws!”

  1. 1 Name said at 12:21 pm on November 11th, 2009:

    Awesome guys! Great project, and like the documentation. The tip on paint drying was critical for us...

    Lass