Category Archives: Alice’s Blog

Second Prototype and Circuitry

Since our advisor has been gone the past few weeks, Miranda and I have been working on the second prototype. I helped sew the EL panel again. I also re soldered all the EL wires using copper tape. Hopefully, it will keep …

IRB and Second Prototype

Now that we have the first prototype done, our advisor has been working on getting IRB approval for our user study. We hope to write a paper for CHI using this study. He just finished IRB this week, so now …

Making the Prototype

We’ve really been rushing to finish the prototype by the end of this month in the last two weeks. We decided to continue using all EL wire for the prototype since the EL tape couldn’t be cut and soldered well …

Testing and Prototyping

We’ve done a lot for the prototype in the past few weeks especially now that Miranda is back. She’s been working on making different prototypes for our device. Right now, they’ve been made out of paper using a buckle that …

Testing Flex Sensors

Now that summer has started and spring classes have ended, I’ve had more time to work and be in the lab. For the past two weeks, I’ve been soldering EL wire and testing sensors. I met with Katie to talk …

Testing and Circuits

The past few weeks have been really busy with school and research. Since school just ended, I ended up taking a lot of time out to study for finals and such. I’ll have more time though now that it’s the …

Interface Design

In the past two weeks, I’ve looked at some more Android things as well as met with Swamy to work out the interface for our device. I read up more on the USB host mode for Android. I also looked …

Batteries and Android

In the past two weeks, I’ve been researching the battery charger for our lithium ion battery as well as starting to learn some Android development. For the battery, we learned that our charger only has the basic function of charging …

Spring Break and Circuitry

Last week was spring break so we had a small pause with the research.

Before that, I worked more on the circuitry. I created a code which I posted last time but I hadn’t made the circuit yet. Before spring …