Week 2 Reflection

Zhishan(Suzy) Yan - Sat 7 March 2020, 2:09 pm
Modified: Sat 7 March 2020, 2:33 pm

The Pitch

In week two, we are mainly focused on presenting ideas we generated from last week and giving comments on others' pitch.

In general, I don't think I was well prepared :(

At first, I was pretty confident about my idea along with my poster, however, I forgot to practice my public speaking skills. My voice was a bit shaking when giving the pitch, and was super nervous about the timing. As for other work, most of the people using everyday objects as interactive facilities, "super crazy stuff from sci-fi fiction" is rarely seen. The whole presenting session is pretty fun to get involved since I got many inspirations from the projects of others. I personally like the "pretty closet" one, which the user can try out the style they are thinking of instead of putting them on for real. I guess I will purchase one if it's out haha!

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The Sessions

I also attended two workshops this week.

Soldering 101

This is an experimental class in a lab, we played with Arduino USB board which connects to the computer with a standard USB cable and also other kits. Once we finished setting, we spent half of the class on soldering which is to connect wires by ironing-ish. Its temperature is extremely dangerous high, I accidentally touched it with my fingertip and I burnt. Sad story :(


78-207 Space Induction

This is an hour introduction to lab safety, and I am happy to get familiar with these instructions before start building in later assignments.